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#1 Nathan Chapman

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 02:50 AM

Having been researching/poking around both Tiffen's site and here for a while, my understanding of the Zephyr's place within the Steadicam range is as a semi-professional, self-contained, non-upgradeable system.

 

Having said that (and assuming it's correct), can the Zephyr arm attach to the standard socket block on the Exovest? If not, is there an adapter anywhere that anyone knows of?

 

Thanks :)

 

(Side note: I'm aware of the advice to all newbies to attend a workshop. It's on the list.)


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#2 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:26 AM

You can swap the socket block on the vest to match the small size one I the Zephyr.
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Posted 16 June 2014 - 01:05 PM

Hi Nathan,

 

I'm using my Zephyr with an Exo and it's an awesome package.

This: http://www.tiffen.co...temnum=803-7801

is all you need. Why in the world they list that under Accessories -> vest when there is a "socket block" category... Who knows ;)

 

Oh, and make sure you tell them to send the 6 screws to mount it, and the 2 adjustment screws. Mine arrived without them because,
don't laugh, as I was told then, "I didn't order them". :lol:


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#4 Nathan Chapman

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:07 AM

Thanks Victor for the confirmation!

Frederic, so, screws are optional? Well, you never know, maybe they thought you were using it as a really solid coaster...
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#5 Frederic Sturm

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 01:27 AM

I thought it might be attached to an invisible hovercraft by default and you don't need screws to a vest anymore, but sadly, no... :lol:

To be fair to Tiffen though, I just checked and those 6 screws, I think, were actually included.

 

However, the 2 adjustment wing screws, which even are in the picture, were not. They set me back an additional
EUR 12.50 + VAT per piece (not kidding!).


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#6 Nathan Chapman

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:32 PM

Frederic, now a hovercraft, that's smooth flying...

Could it have been they expected you to take the two winged adjustment screws out of your "old" socket block?
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