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#1 Marco Dardari

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 10:25 AM

Someone knows if it is possible to buy a clipper 324 with G-70 arm instead G-50?

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#2 Jon Beattie

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 10:46 AM

I asked Frank Rush this same question. He said "NO" tiffen will not sell a 324 and a g70.

The 324's topstage is only rated to carry 30-35lbs of camera. If your flying something heavier and whip pan and the post snaps. Tiffen will not cover the gear under warranty.

Thats the basic story Frank gave me.

Now have guys flown robust camera packages on a clipper without a problem. Yes. Tiffen wants to make sales. So maybe they will. But I doubt it. For the extra 14k you are better off with the U2.
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#3 Jerry Holway

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 11:31 AM

The 324's topstage is only rated to carry 30-35lbs of camera. If your flying something heavier and whip pan and the post snaps.


Wait a second! Nothing is going to snap or break - the Clipper's use the same posts as the U2 and if anything, the post extension clamps will slip long before the post snaps.

The real concern is if someone with a Clipper uses a very heavy camera (because the G-70 can carry the weight and the sled can balance the camera), and in low mode in particular, and then does a violent move. Then there's a real opportunity for vibration more than anything else, as the stage has a smaller footprint and bearings than the U2's.

smaller, but I used to stand (I keep saying this!) on the prototype U2 (big) stage and dial myself back and forth w/out consequence for me or the stage... the Clipper stage is smaller than the U2's, but I'm much heavier than any camera we carry.

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#4 Marco Dardari

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 12:35 PM

I would have need that the clipper 324/G50arm covers the range of digital camera (that currently fly with my SK2)
and Red/16mm cameras with accessories (BFT, gyros...)
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#5 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 08:23 PM

I believe that they sell the sled, the arm and the vest individually so if you really want to go that route I am sure you could although it might cost a little more.

Anyone have any specs on how much the Clipper 324 weighs compared to the Ultra2? Ultra2 is listed as 13pounds 13oz for monitor and sled with no batteries. Can't find a listing for the 324.

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#6 Stephen Vanderspek

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 11:32 PM

I believe that they sell the sled, the arm and the vest individually so if you really want to go that route I am sure you could although it might cost a little more.

Anyone have any specs on how much the Clipper 324 weighs compared to the Ultra2? Ultra2 is listed as 13pounds 13oz for monitor and sled with no batteries. Can't find a listing for the 324.

~Jess

You can fly a 35 lb load when the sled has 2 batteries with the C324 where as you can fly 50lb with a U2 with 2 batteries. Hyper advanced math would bring the C324 sled out to 15 lb or 11.3 lb without batteries.

C324: (from Tiffen website)
# "Ride Control"10-35lb (4.5-15.9kg) Net Camera Capacity

U2: (From sales pdf/print brochure)
Sled with monitor (no batteries) 17 lbs 13 oz
Weight with 1 battery: + 1.65 lbs
Weight with 2 batteries: + 3.3 lbs
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#7 luis castro

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 11:11 PM

Someone knows if it is possible to buy a clipper 324 with G-70 arm instead G-50?

Marco



yes , is possible buy what you like but , what you need more strong arm ? G50 is very good
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#8 TJ Williams

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:14 PM

The G50 G70 arms are wonderful technology.... why not buy the arm fm Tiffen The sled from one of a number of mfts IE PRO XCS MK5 Sachtler Benz etc and the vest fm anyone esp. Klassen.... All these sleds and vests have features and following the clipper sled vest lack.
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#9 chris fawcett

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 09:54 AM

why not buy the arm fm Tiffen The sled from one of a number of mfts IE PRO XCS MK5 Sachtler Benz etc and the vest fm anyone esp. Klassen.... All these sleds and vests have features and following the clipper sled vest lack.
TJ

Hi TJ,

That's a sweeping statement! What features do you mean that all these sleds and vests have in common that the Clipper 324 lacks?

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#10 chris fawcett

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 07:58 AM

No takers?

Tilt Head?
Frameline Generator?
Artificial Horizon?
Motorized Stage?
No Tools?
Drop-In Stage?
HD?

Am I missing something?
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#11 Marco Dardari

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:09 AM

My new Clipper 324 has arrived!!
Fantastic!!
Thanks Luis and Chris, yes G50 is very good arm!
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#12 chris fawcett

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:13 AM

Way to go Louis! Only madly jealous.

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#13 Alan Dague-Greene

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:39 AM

That makes two of us (jealous). Have fun with it, it's a sweet rig. Did you go for the motorized stage or the manual one?
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#14 Marco Dardari

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 09:49 AM

For manual stage and Ultra2 vest.
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