Arm Post Widgets
Posted 15 February 2006 - 05:23 PM
Posted 15 February 2006 - 05:31 PM
Does anyone out there still make arm-post-converters which allow you to use Tiffen arms with non Tiffen gimbals?
You might want to try Peter Abraham I bought a set of POM post from him a few years ago.
He still might have a few left.
Posted 15 February 2006 - 07:18 PM
try Brian at Bees Engineering. He makes anything you like.
BTW Is that your credit on Location, location ?
Posted 16 February 2006 - 05:17 AM
...and Joe, no it's not me shooting 'Location; Location' but you're not the first person to ask that! I can't remember the last time I got a credit on a TV job although with the speed they roll them through, it hardly matters anyway because you can't read them....quick, quick, run the commercials before they switch over!!
Posted 08 June 2007 - 10:29 PM
Posted 09 June 2007 - 07:35 AM
I have a IIIa arm (5/8" bore in the head) and a masters Gimble (3/4" bore in handle). I recall once seeing a IIa arm that was modified with a new head that held a 3/4" arm post. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Does anyone know who might do this mod??
Just a note: the arm post should not be 3/4" for the Master/Ultra size gimbal, but .740, +.000, ?.002 (after anodizing). So be sure this is the spec for whomever makes this part for you.
Also, FYI, As for Paul Edwards' original question (a prompt reply on my part), Tiffen makes the part:
P/N 250-7975 Arm Post ? Master/Ultra Arm to EFP/3A/PRO All Ultra & Master Series ? $175.00 on their accessories list. (It cannot be turned around and used the other way, though).
Posted 11 June 2007 - 07:50 AM
1. I am now the Director of Technical Services for The Tiffen Company and work in the Steadicam area. So, no side-jobbing !
2. I ran out a while back.
We sell the part Jerry Holway described. It's identical to what my machinist used to make.
Best to all,
Posted 11 June 2007 - 01:49 PM
Do Tiffen not still sell the adapter arm post in reverse, i.e. 5/8" arm to MS / Ultra gimbal? I know I've seen a photo of one, 2/3 of it is 5/8" and the top 1/3rd of it is the bulkier Master size, to fit into the gimbal.
Good news with the job, hope all goes well for you. Does this mean the end of the infamous Zalex tally lights? (Mine is still going strong, by the way - never lets me down!)
Posted 12 June 2007 - 04:39 AM
Mike at Skipps Engineering Enterprises just made a run of them. He can be reached at (818) 882-3500 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org