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Old December 5th, 2008, 10:03 AM   #1
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Rod support alternatives?

Hey,

So naturally I'm looking to save a few bucks on rod support for a 35mm adapter and I came across these rod supports from those dudes in India on ebay.
Has anyone order these?
Universal Rod Support fr matte box and all DV / HDV Cam - (eBay.ca item 110320286302 end time 06-Dec-08 06:28:02 EST)

I'm familiar with the phrase "you get what you pay for" but I just don't feel like spending 500-700$ on rails, it ridiculous!

Or apart from these dudes, has anyone else found other affordable companies?
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Old December 5th, 2008, 11:04 AM   #2
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yes I use without any problem...

and I have a ProDOF kit -A- (accessories)
with this rod support + mattebox and top handle for 35mm dof adapters and small cameras

check the pic
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Old December 5th, 2008, 09:30 PM   #3
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The link you provided on ebay appears to be a knock-off of the Cavision rod system design. I would be wary of buying an inferior product. Cavision is relatively inexpensive yet robust; I have a support system from them that cost maybe $200-250 and it is very adaptable.
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Old December 7th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #4
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You can get some 15mm stock aluminum if you want to save money on the rods and see about other ways to mount equipment to the rails.

I bought some 15mm stock when I was in Japan over the summer, since I had trouble finding that size in the US. That pipe cost me $10 for 4 one meter sections, which I cut to size.
I've always stuck by my personal feeling that spending over $100 on pipe just seems like a sucker punch.
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Old December 7th, 2008, 05:10 PM   #5
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Old December 15th, 2008, 07:27 AM   #6
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I've just done a review of the Cinevate Proteus rails...

Cinevate Proteus rails | Paul Joy
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Old December 16th, 2008, 07:37 AM   #7
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I've just done a review of the Cinevate Proteus rails...

Cinevate Proteus rails | Paul Joy
I've tried accessing your review on 3 different computers in 3 different locations and get this error:
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Old December 16th, 2008, 07:51 AM   #8
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I've tried accessing your review on 3 different computers in 3 different locations and get this error:
Do you have add-ons turned off? It works fine for me in IE on the PC unless I run it in (no add-ons) mode.

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Old December 16th, 2008, 07:28 PM   #9
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Add-0ns are enable. All three computers have the default IE7 settings.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 08:20 PM   #10
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Add-0ns are enable. All three computers have the default IE7 settings.
Thanks for letting me know Marcel, much appreciated. After a bit of digging it seems the problem might be with an anti-spam plug-in or the image display script. I've disabled both for now, hopefully that will help.

I'll look at fixing the plug-ins tomorrow.

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Old December 17th, 2008, 04:29 AM   #11
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Oh you silly people and your PCs + IE lol

Just messin' guys. Hope you get it figured out.
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