Need AB to V-lock adaptor
Posted 21 December 2006 - 02:11 AM
I swear I've seen a adaptor to put on AB systems, which makes it possible to use V-lock based batteries. Changing from Hytron 120's to IDX Steadicam batteries in the near future.
Anyone know what this thingy is called? Checked out bhphotovideo.com but with no results. Any tips on where I can get my hands on one of those is greatly appreciated.
Posted 21 December 2006 - 02:34 AM
Took me 3 minutes on google:
(A-AB2E - 3-stud to ENDURA V-Mount Adaptor
Temporary "3-stud" mount to "V-Mount" converter plate. This plate slides onto 3-stud mounting brackets, allowing ENDURA batteries to be used. This plate temporarily eliminates Digi-View and Syncron.)
Look what I found at B&H:
Posted 21 December 2006 - 04:39 AM
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Posted 21 December 2006 - 02:19 PM
Those adapters are very pricy!!
Posted 21 December 2006 - 05:29 PM
Price... The converter plates are selling for $129.- here in the US and the plain plates where priced just under $100.- It's up to you I guess.
Posted 21 December 2006 - 07:03 PM
If I were switching to IDX batteries for my own inventory, I'd switch the plates on my rig in order to shed the adapters but then I'd buy V-Mount to AB adapters in case I wanted to use someone else's AB batteries. I think it makes sense for your rig to don the mount for the batteries you personally own. Have adapters for other kinds.
My two cents.
Posted 21 December 2006 - 08:34 PM
I second (third?) the motion to replace the mounts. Adaptors add many POSSIBLE problems with the additional height, vibration, electrical connection points etc.
Do it right and just replace them.
Posted 22 December 2006 - 05:35 AM
I'll follow your advice and replace the mounts. Thanks for all the replies.
Have a great Christmas!