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DovetailPro Vid Provid Top stage Camera Plate Cheeze Plate

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#1 Brad Hinkle

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 03:28 AM

Hello Everybody,

 

I am in need of a Dovetail Plate for my Provid.  

 

From what I understand after reading some of the posts here in the forum is that the old style 3A/EFP dovetail plate will fit a Provid.    Is this correct ?   Which Steadicam models use the same dovetail plate as the Provid ?

 

I would like to purchase one from a US dealer that may have it in stock so I could get it relatively quickly.  Any Suggestions ?  or  If anyone has a spare they would be willing to part with please let me know.


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#2 Haris Pallas

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 05:22 AM

Hi Brad,

 

Happy 2015!

 

I think that the 3A/EFP dovetail will fit your Provid and I'm 100% sure that the SK2 and Flyer dovetails will fit also.

 

Contact Tiffen and I believe they will have them in stock.

 

- Haris -


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#3 joe mcnally

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 05:31 AM

The mod 3/efp and Flyer dovetails are quite different sizes . joe


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#4 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 10:03 AM

SK2, Provid, Flyer, Pilot, Zephyr, Scout, Archer have the same dovetail size, the only difference is that the SK2 and Provid need a rail underneath to interact with the fore and aft gear that is not present on the other designs. Contact Tiffen to find out if they have any in left in stock.


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#5 PeterAbraham

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 11:39 AM

Victor- the Flyer rigs also make use of the gear rack.  Checking to see if Tiffen has them in stock. Indeed, the SK and ProVid used the narrower plate identical to that used on the Flyer and Zephyr. Unsure if that gear rack plate is still in stock, since most of the new stages have moved on from the gear rack/ wheel bit for fore/aft.

Will post in here when I find out price and part # and availablity !

Best to all,

 

Peter Abraham, S.O.C.


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#6 PeterAbraham

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 12:45 PM

Here is how you get it: Email to:  orders@tiffen.com

 

Part# 601-7412

$ 350.00 + Shipping.

 

They have TWO LEFT. :)  Seriously- the gear rack is no longer used much, so they have these two right now. Just got off of the phone with the Gods of Parts.

 

Best,

 

Peter


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#7 Brad Hinkle

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 01:44 AM

Thanks Guys.   :)   I've sent an email to Tiffen requesting an order for the Part # 601-7412 Dovetail.

 

There is alot of excellent information and advise from members here on the forum.  I'm sure I'm going to have more questions while I'm getting this rig up and running.


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