Jump to content


Why 2 methods of locking monitor and battery posts

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Tom Swiss

Tom Swiss


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts

Posted 29 March 2016 - 12:44 AM

Why does the Steadicam Zephyr have 2 different ways of locking the monitor and battery posts? Each one has a separate lock, then on the opposite side, there is a master lock that locks both. 

  • 0

#2 David M. Aronson

David M. Aronson

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 299 posts
  • Arlington, VA

Posted 29 March 2016 - 12:41 PM

I'd have to double check on mine, but I think the individual ones are limiting pins. They restrict the post's movement to a certain section and I believe also keep them from twisting.

  • 1

#3 Victor Lazaro

Victor Lazaro

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 1196 posts
  • Sunnyside Queens, NY

Posted 30 March 2016 - 09:10 AM

Hi, the two knobs on one side are NOT to lock the monitor and battery post, the large knob on the other side will lock them both. 

The two knobs are actually the heads of pins holding the posts in place through the groove on each side of the two posts. To understand better, unscrew one of the small knobs completely you will be able to pull the knob away completely. You can then pull the two monitor and batt posts way further and reinsert the pin into the next groove. Hope that helps.

  • 0

#4 Tom Swiss

Tom Swiss


  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts

Posted 30 March 2016 - 04:36 PM

Got it. That makes sense. Thanks.

  • 0

PLC Electronics Solutions

Omnishot Systems


Ritter Battery


Betz Tools for Stabilizers

rebotnix Technologies

Paralinx LLC


Wireless Video Systems

Varizoom Follow Focus

Camera Motion Research

Boland Communications

PLC - Bartech

GPI Pro Systems