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#1 Tilman Holzhauer

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 05:22 AM

I had been looking for a good (and cheap) solution for me and my Zephyr to be able to use

light cameras (DSLR's) in terms of weight. If I would be living in the states I probably would have

tried to get one of those weight plates Janice makes, but I am in Germany, had some time and

wanted to try something myself. I had myself a custom weight plate made and wanted to share

the design with you...no need for everybody to get all the info all over again.

So here are two photos of how the plate turned out (It is steel, burnished, that's where the dark color

comes from) and a drawing I made. The *.dwg can be opened and edited with the freeware "DraftSight"

(rename the file "Weight_Plate_v6.pdf" to "Weight_Plate_v6.dwg", I was not able to upload this

file type here)

 

Cheers!

 

 

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#2 Tilman Holzhauer

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:51 AM

It weights about 4kg, so I reach the minimum for the Zephyr regardless what camera

I put on it. I can really recommand the burnishing..apart from the darker color it

gave the surface great friction/traction. I had several 3/8 16' srew holes drilled

into the plate to be able to have mounting options for all kinds of accessories.


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