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#1 Adrien RADICI

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 11:03 AM

Hi.i'm a french steadicam owner/operator.
I have a problem with my master arm :angry: .As a lot of master arm there is a split(failure?)on an elbow.So it's very dangerous and i can't carry some pounded cameras.Does anybody know where i could find an elbow for my arm?Maybe i should ask Rob Luna but i haven't got his email or his phone number...

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#2 RobinThwaites

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 12:04 PM

Hi Adrien

Send me an e-mail at Tiffen Europe, robin.thwaites@tiffen.com.

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#3 Erwin Landau

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 04:32 PM

First of all please change your Login name... I e-mailed you how.

Second:
Robert Luna: 323-938-5659


Good Luck,

Erwin
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#4 Adrien RADICI

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 03:25 PM

Ok.Thanks Erwin
Robin i'll send you an email with the pictures of the elbow tomorrow.
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#5 Chris Espenan

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 05:04 AM

Ok.Thanks Erwin
Robin i'll send you an email with the pictures of the elbow tomorrow.


salut, si tu as un pb de bras, je suis moi aussi équipé d'un Master.
Chris :)
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#6 JamieSilverstein

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 12:00 PM

Those with Masters Arms chime in whenever. Here is the scoop as I know it. Many years ago, Cinema Products made the Masters Arms with elbows that had a sharp cut in the angles of the elbows. Apparently, this shape lent itself to cracking under load. As a result, many of us,. at our own expense went to the trouble of getting the elbows replaced.
I have had my Masters arm for 7 or 8 years (I have lost count), with the rounded elbows, and there is no sign of cracking anywhere. You should note that this arm has flown mostly 35mm cameras on the rig, and had all kinds of add ons as well (rain shields, obie lights, zoom lenses.....), putting the arm damn near its limit. Not a problem with any aspect of the arm under load.
Had it serviced about a year and a half ago and it is a great arm still.
So if you want to keep the arm, get the elbows replaced by Tiffen or Rob Luna and keep the thing clean.
Jamie.
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