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Old October 22nd, 2005, 05:24 AM   #106
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Eniola,
The SG35 is being hooked up to the Sony FX-1 tomorrow, im very excited. All tests will be carried out on the FX-1. Ill post footage tomorrow night, and if I am saticfied with everything, I will be ready to accept orders.

The SG35 with 15mm rods will have an introductory price of 160 for the first 5 units. Thereafter the unit will be 199.

I'll upload a pic of the final rig tonight.

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Old October 22nd, 2005, 11:50 AM   #107
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OK,
the FX-1 shoot has been prospond due to bad weather rendering outdoor shooting a no go. The FX-1 chap is 2 and a half hours drive away, so its best to make that journey on a more 'usable' day.

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Old October 27th, 2005, 10:08 PM   #108
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Wayne,

Can you post the photo of the final product with the Rods, mounting plate, etc.?

Thanks,

Luis

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Most likely, tomorrow I will PayPal you the paiment for the order!
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Old October 28th, 2005, 06:01 PM   #109
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Pics of unit up

Hello,
Here are 2 pictures of the SG35 unit complete with 15mm rod support and baseplate as promised.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/wayne.kinney/sg35.htm

I am meeting this sunday with the chap with the Sony HDR-FX1 to test drive the SG35. I will post footage sunday night.

Once i am satisfied with the results, Sg35 will be officially released.

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Old October 28th, 2005, 06:47 PM   #110
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Looks nice Wayne.

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Old October 29th, 2005, 10:27 AM   #111
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This does look awesome. But I had a couple quick questions, if you don't mind.

1. How noiseless is it? Will it interfere with recording dialogue, or do I need to ensure that the internal mic is not used?

2. Will there be scrims available to raise the camera up or down to fit the lens?

3. How long would you estimate that it would take from order to production to delivery?

Looking forward to the FX1 unit, since that's my new camera.
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Old October 29th, 2005, 10:37 AM   #112
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Hi Robert, thanks for your interest.

1: It depends on your shooting conditions. With the SLR aperture wide open and the camcorders shutter speed at 1/50th or 1/60th, then the glass can be set to spin at its slowest setting, and the camcorders built in mic becomes an option. Its when the aperture is closed and/or the shutter speed raised that you will need to set the glass spinning slighty faster. The cams mic may hear this. This is due to tiny vibrations transmitted through the body, so an external mic would not pick this up as its not in physical contact.

2: The adapter itself raises up and down to fit different cameras. Not sure if thats what you mean?

3: Time from payment recieved to posting is 2 - 3 weeks.

I hope that helps,
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Old October 29th, 2005, 12:01 PM   #113
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Wayne, any chances of you testing it with the JVC HD100? Nobody has ever uploaded any footage shot with the HD100, besides the Mini35 test. I would like to see footage from one of the other affordable alternatives like the SG35, Letus35, M2 etc. But so far nobody has shown any. M2 announced they would, but they only uploaded frame grabs. I wonder why. Maybe their adapter sucked with the HD resolution.
The first adapter who shows good performance with the HD100 will be the one I will put my money on.
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Old October 29th, 2005, 12:16 PM   #114
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Michael,
I am currently working with a client to design a relay lens to work with the HD100. This would completely replace the stock lens, similar to what people have tried with the Canon XL series.

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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:51 PM   #115
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Hi Robert, thanks for your interest.
Thanks for the answers. Just a few more bits of clarification, if you don't mind.
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2: The adapter itself raises up and down to fit different cameras. Not sure if thats what you mean?
I'm referring to the part between the actual camera and the tripod in the website picture you posted. It looks like you are using an additional support to raise the camera to fit the adapter. The M2 requires a scrim to raise a GS400 camera for instance. I was just wondering if yours did as well.

Also, I was wondering. It says the purchase comes with rods. Does that include the black support portions, shown under the camera and under the adapter in the website picture? And how much does all this weigh? Thanks.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:56 PM   #116
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Robert,

No, my baseplate is not adjustable, instead the adapter adjusts in height.

The price indeed includes the 15mm rods support.

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Old October 30th, 2005, 11:56 PM   #117
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Battery location?

Looks very promising! One quick question:

Where do the 8AA batteries go? Do they fit into the unit as pictured, or is there a seperate battery pack as well?

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Old October 31st, 2005, 04:25 AM   #118
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Hi,
It is actually a seperate pack. I have not actually decided where to best mount the pack, but the closer to the centre of gravity is best. Im thinking of mounting it to the top of the tripod leg with some hook and loop. Any suggestions?

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Old October 31st, 2005, 09:53 AM   #119
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I think the best place would be anyplace that the user decides, but if not that, on the tripod is great or on the camera, for mobility sake.
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Old October 31st, 2005, 10:01 AM   #120
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I think we need flexibility: attached to the camera will be preferable for the handheld shooting. However, the cord should be long enough to place it on the tripod when its use is required.

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