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HU3 Preston handset

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#1 Kar Wai Ng

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 02:51 PM

I've designed a very handy wheel guard for the HU3 handset that allows you (or your focus puller) to place the handset down without bumping and changing the focus setting. It also protects against chipping and delaminating the premarked focus rings, as they tend to get mashed up easily at the edge. Black anodized aluminum, matches the HU3.

 

Just remove the two corresponding screws from the back of the HU3 and install with the two included screws. I've been using a prototype for about a year and whenever I'm not using my own HU3 I really do miss having that guard there under my fingers. 

 

I've got some pics below. They're $45 (CAD) apiece, plus tax if you're in Canada. Shipping should be $4-6 anywhere in North America. For less than the cost of one replacement HU3 focus ring, you can protect all your rings. 

 

Send me an email at kar.wai.ng@gmail.com if you're interested in one.

 

www.karwaing.com/hu3-guard/

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#2 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 03:49 PM

nice


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#3 JamieSilverstein

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 12:40 PM

Very nice.

By apiece you mean that each flange is $45.00, or that the set is $45.00?

Thanks

Jamie


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#4 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 12:53 PM

you'll only need the bottom side, the top part is integrated in the HU3 by Preston

 

 

http://prestoncinema...ts_FIZ-HU3.html


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#5 Kar Wai Ng

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 01:00 PM

Correct. 


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#6 Aaron Medick SOC

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:24 AM

I just recieved mine. Installed it this morning. They are well made and look good.
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#7 JamieSilverstein

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 04:17 PM

Can't wait to get mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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#8 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 06:20 PM

I got mine today. Looks great. Well made and installed in seconds.

 

Best,

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#9 JamieSilverstein

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:12 PM

Got mine Got mine!!!!!  very nice.


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#10 Walter F. Rodriguez

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:20 AM

I received and installed mine a couple of days ago. Love it!
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Posted 15 May 2014 - 08:45 PM

Drank the coolaide and orderd one this morning.
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#12 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 09:50 PM

Great, works as advertised
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#13 Charles Cowper

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:07 AM

Any chance for a hu1/2 version?

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#14 Kar Wai Ng

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 09:56 AM

Charles, an HU1/2 version is not planned...I never really found there to be a problem because the knob is larger than the rings, and the rings never make contact with any surface. 


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