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#1 Matt Juliano

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 10:56 AM

Does anyone have any information regarding a weight cage? I want to start practicing on my Stedicam but I need to purchase a weight cage and so far I haven't been able to find a website that sells them. Any information would be great appreciated.

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#2 Louis Puli SOC

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 07:32 PM

Does anyone have any information regarding a weight cage? I want to start practicing on my Stedicam but I need to purchase a weight cage and so far I haven't been able to find a website that sells them. Any information would be great appreciated.

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Hi Matt
Here are a few examples of weight cages for you .Mark Okane may still make them (sorry no contact details) or ask a local machinist
to put something together for you.
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Posted 28 January 2009 - 03:02 AM

Hey Louis that middle cage looks great. :) No details on the brand or price? Well, I think I can CNC that baby...
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#4 Jason Torbitt

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 04:31 AM

I have Rob VG's weight cage. Great design. I use it occasionally for additional weight for HDV type cameras. The only pointer I'd give - if making your own, make the risers removable. You can then use it as one or two stackable weight plates. It also helps with some of the oddly-shaped cameras that are on the market nowadays.

Also, it's a nice idea to fit a quick release shoe to the base, to enable you to get cameras in and out with the minimum of fuss.
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#5 Charles King

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 04:52 AM

I have Rob VG's weight cage. Great design. I use it occasionally for additional weight for HDV type cameras. The only pointer I'd give - if making your own, make the risers removable. You can then use it as one or two stackable weight plates. It also helps with some of the oddly-shaped cameras that are on the market nowadays.

Also, it's a nice idea to fit a quick release shoe to the base, to enable you to get cameras in and out with the minimum of fuss.


How much id you pay for it?
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#6 JamieSilverstein

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:58 PM

Give Tom Gleason at Cine Widgets a call. He made me a great one a million years ago.
Hope this helps.
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#7 Sydney Seeber

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 08:52 PM

I went to an industrial metal supply, picked up 2 pieces of steel, one 10 lbs, the other 15. They were end pieces, but I chose them with the idea that the shape somewhat emulated the physical feel of a full size camera, as I used a Sony Z1u to practice with. Had them drill 4 holes where I told them, which were based on balancing necessities I decided on while in the shop. Grand total... $14 and 20 minutes.
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#8 Louis Puli SOC

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 01:58 AM

Does anyone have any information regarding a weight cage? I want to start practicing on my Stedicam but I need to purchase a weight cage and so far I haven't been able to find a website that sells them. Any information would be great appreciated.

~ MJ ~



Hi Matt
Here are a few examples of weight cages for you .Mark Okane may still make them (sorry no contact details) or ask a local machinist
to put something together for you.
Good luck
Louis Puli


Hi Matt /Everyone
I was unable to edit my last post so I would just like to say Sorry Mark I should have said Mike O'Shea is the guy to contact about great weight cages . Here is the link good luck with it .Mike weight cage is the one on the far left photo

http://www.secure2.e...l...view&id=pc1
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#9 Charles King

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 03:51 AM

If anyone knows about the weight cage in the middle then please post me a link or website. Thank you.
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#10 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 03:54 AM

Charles, it's the MK-V one in the middle.

Nice bit of kit, I've used it a few times.

I think it was silly expensive tho, talking almost a grand at the time.

Rick.

If anyone knows about the weight cage in the middle then please post me a link or website. Thank you.


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#11 Charles King

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 04:06 AM

A grand!!!! Yoiu got to be kidding!!! Really? OK. That'a it. I'm maching my own. Thanks Richard. BTW, hope you are well. But I personally like this weight-cam that they offer: http://www.mk-v.com/?cat=172

I wonder what the price is for that? 5000 grand maybe??? <_<

Edited by Charles King, 29 January 2009 - 04:14 AM.

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#12 Charles King

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 04:18 AM

BTW, where can it be bought? I looked for it under thier website but couldn't find it.
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#13 Nick Brian Walters

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:01 AM

Personally I went the route of plates as well. I got a total of four 1/4in. steel plates measuring 3" x 7" at a local metal shop, had them drill the holes, and I'm in business. I've found the setup worked really well with one lined up with my camera, and two sticking out to the sides...kinda like antlers. The fourth plate I have yet to use, as I'm trying to build up my endurance with the current weight before I add another 3 pounds.
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