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#1 daniel hanit

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 12:41 PM

You can lose about 2 pounds of weight by eliminating the need for camera plate by using a 5$ solution, a washer that goes into the back of the camera, where the plate locks, and than putting the screw into it through your Steadicam plate and tightening it to the camera.
Here's the part number from Tiffen:
1/4-20 Threaded Washer PART # 601-7411
$ 4.95 per washer USD
If your plate isn't long enough you can order a long plate from Peter Abraham, but my archer plate was long enough.
Hope that helps...
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#2 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 04:16 PM

What camera are you talking about?


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#3 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 06:59 PM

It works with Alexas and all ENG style cameras.

This is what he is talking about.

 

Chris Fawcett made a video about it. 

It works really well with Peter Abraham's long plate https://www.facebook...310232185844803


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#4 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 10:50 PM

Thanks,

I'll look into this tomorrow on set to see if the sony 1500 or 2500 broadcast camera's have a screw hole up front

 

may need to start doing this  =)


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#5 John Perry SOC

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 04:22 PM

Yes the sony 1500 and 2500 have the 1/4-20 screw hole.  I use them with the cam-jams


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#6 daniel hanit

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 06:35 PM

John, I also own a Cam-Jam, but now since using the washer I can even lose the 350 grams that it weighs...
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#7 Colin Donahue

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 12:43 AM

I bought the long plate from Peter Abraham last week. Got rid of the Sony plate.  It is nice to lose a weight and lower the camera a bit. Very rigid and really long!

 

Here is a pic 

 

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#8 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 12:42 PM

I'm in . . . . 

 

=)

 

 

Colin, does the lower profile distance to the bottom of the lens from the plate hinder the attaching the the fuji adapter cable?  Is there enough room to plug it in?


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#9 Colin Donahue

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 03:49 PM

There is room, but i may have attached the cable first and then mounted the lens

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