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Tiffen Ultra 2 rig for sale. Highly Modified and Fully Loaded

Tiffen Ultra2 Rig

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#1 Grayson Austin

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 10:35 AM

Hello All,

I'm selling my beloved Tiffen Ultra2 rig.  It is fully loaded and has some great modifications (details below).  As many of you know, over the years I have owned just about every rig out there and this Ultra2 has been my favorite.  It is in fantastic condition and has always been serviced regularly by Tiffen.  Serviced recently as well.  This is one of two Tiffen rigs so i'm making some room.  This sale is for sled only.  No Vest, Arm or Monitor.  I'm keeping all that for my other rig.  Rundown of what is for sale:


Tiffen Ultra2 Rig includes:

*Motorized, Tilting Topstage with custom made (by Tiffen) MDR mount which can mount Preston MDR direct or by V-Mount (also other FF MDRs by using the V Mount).

*Tiffen Ultra2 Four Stage Centerpost (modified by Tiffen with an additional HD-SDI line).

*Tiffen Ultra2 Gimbal (regular service and performs beautifully with recent all new bearings).

*Tiffen Ultra2 Monitor Mount.

*Tiffen Ultra2 Base with Tilting dual Battery Rack.

*Additional Tiffen Dual Battery Rack which can be mounted on the front of the Base rods for additional battery power or mounting accessories, recorders, etc.

*Sliding Dovetail mount for the base to add one additional battery or something else ( Gyro maybe? be creative).

*Not one but Two (a spare) Gimbal mounted wireless remotes for the motorized topstage (newest version with precise Go To buttons).

*Two Camera Dovetail Plates (one of them has never been used).

*Motor Rod Mount for Dovetail Plate.

*Accessory Mounts for lower base rods and Monitor mount rods (Mount level sensors, on board recorder, return monitor, etc).

*Additional Spare rods for the Base and Monitor mount.

*Four Tiffen/IDX Powercube High Current Batteries.

*One Four position IDX Charger.

*Cam-Jam Monitor Yoke (awesome monitor yoke system) with spacers and hardware for Transvideo HD Cinemonitor (again, monitor is not included).

*Two Camera Power Cables for Arri (Alexa and Film Cameras).

Note:  I'm keeping most of my Camera Power Cables but these are additional backups and have never been used and I may have some other extra camera power cables as well available.

*8 Pin monitor power Cable.

*Two Hirose to lemo 2 pin power cable (wired for Arri 2 pin accessory lemo to power Teradek, Paralinx transmitters, etc).

*Two Charging cables for gimbal remotes.

*Rain Covers for Base and Battery Rack.

*Tiffen Rig Case.

*Full set of Tools for the Rig.

*Two V Mount to Anton Bauer adapter plates (in case you want to or need to use Anton Bauer batteries in an emergency or just want to use rental house batts).

*Two Jerry Hill Docking Rings.

*Jerry Hill Full Docking Bracket with Gorelock.

*Your choice of One Ultra2 Armpost or One Ultra2 to PRO 5/8 inch armpost.

And probably some other usefull bits that I have forgotten about.


This rig's recent use credits include:

Focus starring Will Smith.

Lee Daniel's: The Butler.

12 Years A Slave.

This Is The End.

Spike Lee's Oldboy.

Endless Love.


And right now I am using this rig on the upcoming film, Keeping Up With The Joneses with Zach Galifianakis, John Hamm, Isla Fisher and Gal Gadot.


The rig will be ready and available to ship right after I finish this shoot near the end of the month.


A bare bones Shadow with only a two stage post and non motorized stage and no batteries or charger, etc will cost you nearly $25,000.

You can buy this Ultra2 Rig with all the above listed items for $20,000.


Photos are available for those who are seriously interested.  Please no window shopping.  I'm doing very long days (and nights) right now so please email only to:



Those of you who have purchased gear from me in the past know how well taken care of my gear is and this rig is no exception.  When I say it is in fantastic shape I mean it.  Thanks for looking.


Grayson Grant Austin, SOC



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#2 Grayson Austin

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 11:56 PM

A few photos from set.

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#3 Quaid Cde Baca

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 10:01 PM

this may be some of the best cable management I've seen yet. This sled looks perfect!

What is that rubber texture (looks the same as what's on the XCS plates)?

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#4 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 12:09 AM

3M Safety Walk

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#5 Grayson Austin

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 06:30 PM

Jens nailed it. I have it on just about every surface that can be bumped/ dinged or where you want to get a good grip when fingers are sweaty and you don't want to drop stuff. Works great.

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#6 Grayson Austin

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 02:38 AM

Looks like I do in fact have a monitor available for this rig. Found an unused/ as new SmallHD DP7 High Bright that I bought as a backup and forgot about. Since I didn't even realize I had it, I'm going to include it and an Ultra2 to SmallHD power cable at no additional charge for whoever purchases the rig. Plastic is still over the screen. Never been removed since I never used it. This monitor sells new for $2500 without the custom power cable. Email only please and no I am not selling the monitor separately.

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