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#1 David Williams

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 09:51 PM

Looking to fit a Sony EX3 (which hasn't arrived yet) on a Flyer-LE, along with (probably) a Brevis 35mm adaptor and the B4 relay Brevis have coming soon (hopefully), as well as the usual odds and sods required.
All of this should squeeze comfortably onto 45cm rails, but I'd like to get 60cm for future possibilities. That means they would have to stick out the back a touch, so I thought it prudent to ask the question before ordering.

Disregarding weight and balance issues, are 60cm rails practical on a Flyer-LE?
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#2 Dave Gish

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 10:21 PM

It could make switching positions mid shot more difficult. For example, if you are following somebody in missionary (lens pointing forward) and then they stop, and then start walking toward the camera, you will have to change to don juan (lens pointing backward over your left shoulder), and you'll have to make this change mid-shot. If the rods stick out the back a lot, it might make chaning positions like this harder.

See manual excercises starting on page 30 for details:
http://www.steadicam...r_Manual_Lo.pdf

Edited by Dave Gish, 30 July 2008 - 10:22 PM.

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:38 AM

I'll stick to 45cm then, thanks. I can always convert them to Nunchucks when they retire :ph34r:
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 06:35 AM

I'll stick to 45cm then, thanks. I can always convert them to Nunchucks when they retire :ph34r:

Good one! LOL.
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