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#1 Brandon Zachary

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 11:58 AM

I'm looking into purchasing a used rig and I haven't been able to find much info on the EFP. I've read a bunch of threads on the forum, but I haven't found any specific ones regarding the questions below.

Is the EFP a good starter sled for 35mm?
What are the pro's and con's of this particular sled as a first rig?
Is it hard to balance?
Since it can only hold one battery, should I have more than a normal rig's amount in my kit?
Is it modular enough that I can add a different monitor later down the road? What about changing out the gimbal?

The gear I'm looking at purchasing is:
EFP Sled
3A Arm w/ gold springs
WK back-mounted vest (or Pro vest)
Bartech
Modulus 3000


I really want to start small considering the only jobs I'll get are student films and low/no paying gigs at first and I don't want to go into more debt. I'm planning on flying 35mm mostly, but some 16mm and HD cameras as well. The only new pieces of gear I'll be purchasing are the vest and batteries. My price range is between $20K and $30K to start. Any info provided would be a great help.
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#2 James Baldanza SOC

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:07 PM

I'm looking into purchasing a used rig and I haven't been able to find much info on the EFP. I've read a bunch of threads on the forum, but I haven't found any specific ones regarding the questions below.

Is the EFP a good starter sled for 35mm?
What are the pro's and con's of this particular sled as a first rig?
Is it hard to balance?
Since it can only hold one battery, should I have more than a normal rig's amount in my kit?
Is it modular enough that I can add a different monitor later down the road? What about changing out the gimbal?

The gear I'm looking at purchasing is:
EFP Sled
3A Arm w/ gold springs
WK back-mounted vest (or Pro vest)
Bartech
Modulus 3000


I really want to start small considering the only jobs I'll get are student films and low/no paying gigs at first and I don't want to go into more debt. I'm planning on flying 35mm mostly, but some 16mm and HD cameras as well. The only new pieces of gear I'll be purchasing are the vest and batteries. My price range is between $20K and $30K to start. Any info provided would be a great help.


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#3 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:54 PM

I think Kyle Young has what amounts to a brand new EFP he's pieced together from a bunch of new parts he's been collecting over the years. He also has an arm for sale but I don't know the details. You should be able to track him down via a Google search or forum search.
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#4 Jeff Muhlstock SOC

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 02:44 PM

Brandon, contact me directly off board, I have a costumed out EFP that I am considering selling.

Jeff
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