Posted 16 April 2007 - 04:27 AM
interesting, that groove in your post, why is that?
Personally, i am not always fond of a moving post in my gimbal, i feel it often "stabilizes" in a position that is most balanced for the forces in the system (upper part of arm and gimbal in same direction) but that is not always a convenient postion to operate.
I find it often to much forward, meaning i have to pull in the arm more then i want.
When i tune the arm socket so that it comes more towards my body, i feel that the arm often starts hitting the rig in some positions.
My armpost has a collar that can lock in a place if i want that, by the use of a adjustable locking screw.
That way i can angle the gimbal relative to the upper arm segment, giving me a better position without pulling. This is specially helpful in low mode or when you have to do running shots with one hand on the gimbal and the other arm swinging as counterbalance.
The same collar can be lifted out of the locking position, giving me a 270 degrees rotation if needed. sounds difficult? i will make a picture later if needed.
And are you sure your post is aluminium? it look like stainless steel to me, which is strong enough (i use that too for some extensions) but does not come in black.