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#1 Imran Naqvi

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 06:39 AM

Steadicam Website

Look to be a few interesting things
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#2 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 08:10 AM

It will be good to see an updated price list / parts list up there. I also see the G70 is mentioned on the site, under the 'Ultra2' .pdf
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#3 Gustavo Penna

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 08:37 AM

it took STEADICAM (TIFFEN ) 15 years to realize that the "PRO MK-V" modular design is the way to go. they even copied the shelf that holds the accesories. but still is no mach for the MK-V nor the PRO.
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#4 bobgilles

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 09:52 AM

Amen to that brother! Tiffen really does not has a totally modular system at all, Panavision, Arri, Moviecam, GPI Pro and everyone else in the biz does. A MK-V can go from Flyer weights to Film Master series weight ranges in a a quick no tools conversion, Tiffen makes you buy a whole new rig!!!
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#5 Peter Milanov

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 10:10 AM

Looks interesting. I hope the new post and gimbal clamps are compatible with the old Ultra rig...
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#6 Anders Holck Petersen

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 12:32 PM

I didn't see this one at Tiffen's site:
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#7 Dan Coplan

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 11:49 PM

What's the weight capacity of that thing?! I need a backup sled...

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#8 Imran Naqvi

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 02:15 AM

Pfft, look at that toy!

I mean!

A Z1?
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#9 Mikko Wilson

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 12:33 PM

That's a HVX-200 on there actually... :ph34r:

"Toy"? - that arm will hold 2lb! :rolleyes:


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#10 Rich Steel

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 11:27 AM

Someone has way too much time on there hands........
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#11 Rich Cottrell

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 01:02 PM

I did not get out to NAB, so...
Did anyone check out the new BUZ hardwired zoom system from Bartech Engineering?
thanks,
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#12 Chris Konash

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 02:49 PM

Rich,

I spent a bit of time talking to Jim about his new BUZ box. Definitely a cool new toy that will be out soon. It's about time there is a reasonably priced zoom control out there that will be as reliable as the more expensive units. He has just a few last bits to finalize but it does exist and is looking great.

The physical size takes up less space as the BFD receiver and when talking to Jim about a mount for the two he said "well NASA developed it a while ago and it's know as Velcro"

Power connection is the same as a BFD and can be daisy chained off of the BFD

Jim said he will ship the units with a standard VariZoom control with the Tajimi connector on it (for easy replacement if needed). But he will be more than happy to put a Hirose connector on it for those people like myself with a Tiffen J-7 Zoom, or any other type of connector that other zoom controls use (Except the 1/8? LANC control).

Price wise he was estimating somewhere in the 600-700 range.

The prototype that he had was very well built, rugged, and VERY smooth at extremely slow speeds (with a Tach motor of course).


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#13 JimBartell

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 07:48 PM

Jim said he will ship the units with a standard VariZoom control with the Tajimi connector on it (for easy replacement if needed). But he will be more than happy to put a Hirose connector on it for those people like myself with a Tiffen J-7 Zoom, or any other type of connector that other zoom controls use (Except the 1/8? LANC control).

Price wise he was estimating somewhere in the 600-700 range.


Thanks, Chris! Just a few clarifications:

The BUZ electronics module by itself will be in the $500-$600 range. The Varizoom unit with 8-pin Tajimi is $349 (the list price), $75 extra if you want the standard cable replaced with ultra-flexible cable for steadicam use.

The BUZ connector is either a 8-pin Tajimi (Fuji/Canon), 6-pin Hirose (J-7) or 12-pin Hirose (Fuji/Nikon). The package price (BUZ + Varizoom+power cable+motor cable) will be under $1000.

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#14 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 11:22 PM

Jim "still trying to remember Tuesday night" Bartell



Awww C'mon Jim!!!

You don't remember Tuesday night? The rest of us do :)


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#15 Erwin Landau

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 11:38 PM

Guys!!!!


Follow Focus.... Guys... Follow Focus!!!



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