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#1 Andre Trudel

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Posted 31 July 2004 - 02:23 AM

I have a steadicam efp. When I check my drop time and the rig is horizontal with the camera facing upwards it seems like my locking clamp on my mounting plate on the sled is under enormous stress holding all that weight from sliding and could possibly strip the little screw that tightens the locking clamp. Am I just being paranoid or is it a true possibility? :unsure:
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#2 Howard J Smith

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Posted 31 July 2004 - 05:48 PM

Hi Andre

The lock is a tried and tested way of holding the plate. (from the Model 1 up and is still on new systems)
As long as you have your saftey locking screw in then it can only slide onto this.
(The saftey screw is on your right towards the back of the topstage - with the camera facing away from you - if you do not have one then you can be paranoid - it is a fairly standard screw from any hardware store)
You can put your mind at ease - Without a camera! put your dovetail plate into the topstage and do not lock it - but do up your saftey screw- and tip the the sled up and down and you will see it has a stop front and back - if not then you can be paranoid :D

All the best
Howard
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#3 guillermo nespolo

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Posted 31 July 2004 - 07:56 PM

no matter what, always the 200.000$ camera is hold by one screw .....so if u want to be paranoid u will have that chance..... :D :D
dont worrie it goes away ones u fuck up and destroy your first camera
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#4 Gus Trivino

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 06:37 PM

Hi Andre!

Yes! I fell the same when check the drop Time.
Is only because I'm a Paranoid too :P
When I do that, My left hand is always near to the "hand of camera" following the camera without touch it.
Like the Argentinian people says: "Mas vale prevenir que curar"
Best,


Gus.
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#5 guillermo nespolo

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 08:14 PM

gordo corta los postres que estas por esplotar...papa
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#6 Nikk Hearn-Sutton SOC

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 11:50 AM

gordo corta los postres que estas por esplotar...papa

As LIL John can ONLY say "WWWWWWHATTTT!!!!!"
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#7 guillermo nespolo

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 12:38 PM

nik i will translate for u

fatboy cut it out with the desserts cause u are about to eplote.....dady

sorry about that lack of comunication with the forum but i was a personal joke to triangleman that hi must call himself ballman.....
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#8 Nikk Hearn-Sutton SOC

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 03:21 PM

Gotcha!!! No Worries Bro!!
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