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#1 Damien Tessandier

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 05:54 PM

Interested about what are the good and bad reviews about the almost 3 years old on the market M1.

Share please!

 


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#2 Gregory Dupe

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 08:10 AM

Hello Damien,

I received mine in January 2016 . I have had a few component issues with it at the begigning but Tiffen quickly made some upgrade to fix them.

I am now very happy with my gear, it's solid !!! after two years it did not take any play  ... and I have no vibration issues

As it had be said on this forum the masses (battery/monitor) are incredibly easily adjustable

 

A questionable point would be the tilt head which raises the camera a lot.
and the top stage with the tilt option is quite heavy. But the tilt head remains a choice!!
Something that I regret is that there is no adapter to use all the arm post with PRO GPI size/ to my knowledge for the moment there is only one lenght available
(The gimbal handle is removable so why not made a handle that simply fit on pro arm/or machine a kind of ring reducer... Like that we could use any lenght size of PRO arm post)
 
 
​You can PM me if you want more details on my opinion or call me, I am also a french operator :-)

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#3 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 08:20 AM

I like the idea of a gimbal handle with the 5/8" arm post hole.  Suggest it to Tiffen.  They at long last are trying to be more supportive of ALL Operators and letting Ops mix & match gear.  A welcome change!  Otherwise, it seems to me you'd need some custom arm posts and D-Bracket (F-Bracket/J-Bracket) made by someone like Robert Luna.

 

I've played with the M-1V twice now and have been truly impressed.  I confess I was mostly checking out the "V" part of the gimbal and not the sled as a whole, but its a lot like my PRO 3/XCS hybrid, but with a built in tilt plate and the "V" gimbal.  Interesting times.


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#4 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 08:21 AM

A link to the Owner's Manual which I was just looking at the other day:

 

http://www.tiffen.co...T-815000_sm.pdf


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#5 Damien Tessandier

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:29 AM

Thanks Guys!

I own an Ultra 2 for years now, tilt head is an important tool for me!


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#6 Jerry Holway

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 01:31 PM

Just one thing;  RE arm post diameter - there already exists an adapter for 5/8ths to .740 (a sleeve) which comes standard with the slanted F-bracket.

 

Also, it's easy enough to have 5/8ths posts with .740 ends made. I'm sure someone makes these...


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#7 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:48 PM

Robert Luna will make whatever you need for arm posts.


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