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Old April 8th, 2009, 01:25 AM   #1
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Xacti + 35mm + flip

Hello,

I remember seeing a guy put the Xacti upside down with a makeshift metal arm going from his rod support system's screw, to the Xacti's tripod screw whole (which was pointing upward due to the Xacti being upside down).

Anyone have any ideas how this could be done? I want a 35mm adapter - thinking Brevis - along with some rails and the new Xacti. Love to put a follow focus on it too.

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Old April 8th, 2009, 07:14 AM   #2
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Then why not get the flip module with the brevis and be done with it?
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Old April 8th, 2009, 09:24 AM   #3
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too long

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Old April 9th, 2009, 02:31 PM   #4
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HD1010+dof adapter

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Old April 9th, 2009, 07:17 PM   #5
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thank you Robert.

that gives me some ideas on how i want my rig. i like the fact that it feels like one solid peice

any others?
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Old April 10th, 2009, 07:53 AM   #6
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more stable if use a ProDOF macro tube holder (for macro tube style 35mm DOF adapter + hard mounted Xacti)

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Old April 10th, 2009, 09:38 AM   #7
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too long

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An additional 2 1/2 inches is too long?
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Old April 11th, 2009, 10:53 PM   #8
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yep.

if my Sony Z1 was 2.5 inches shorter it would be a much much better camera.

if it were 2.5 inches longer, it would be virtually unusable
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Old April 12th, 2009, 08:13 AM   #9
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yep.

if my Sony Z1 was 2.5 inches shorter it would be a much much better camera.

if it were 2.5 inches longer, it would be virtually unusable
Unusable?
I have professional lenses longer than your camera.
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Old April 12th, 2009, 08:21 AM   #10
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thank God i don't
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Old April 12th, 2009, 11:32 AM   #11
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It looks pretty decent I would say. Compact because it is handheld. Might really help with run-and-gun type shooting.
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Old April 12th, 2009, 12:19 PM   #12
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1/4"-20 thread screw with an inverted wingnut and washer to tension... some scrap wood, just build what you need. If none of the available solutions are any good for you, make your own!

You can get 1/4"-20 receiving holes as well that hammer into place with 3 spikes on a circular plate and the threaded hole in the middle, drill a hole for it to slide into and hammer it home. This can attach to the tripod, a C- bracket to get the camera turned upside down with the 1/4"-20 screw hanging through to receive the camera.

Basic DIY mentality solution, figure out where the main elements need to be, then build the parts to get them to stay there. If you don't have that mentality, no problem, people/companies have solutions out there (see above) to solve these problems.
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Old April 13th, 2009, 09:50 AM   #13
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yep.
if my Sony Z1 was 2.5 inches shorter it would be a much much better camera.
if it were 2.5 inches longer, it would be virtually unusable
Are you trying to hide the camera somewhere or have some special needs that make a smaller camera preferable?
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Old April 13th, 2009, 07:40 PM   #14
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... make a smaller camera preferable?
that one.

the longer it is, the more the fatigue. plus i want to put it in a smaller bag, thus i can carry it around easier.

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p.s thanks Cole
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