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Old March 21st, 2006, 06:05 AM   #16
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i have gears already for my lenses from dan diaconu. If one of you guys ever get a chance a DIY guide would be cool
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Old March 21st, 2006, 06:50 AM   #17
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Thanks Jelle, I would love to see the monitor setup. The encouragement is most welcome!

Andrew, doing my best - sometimes it takes longer than most people want, but hopefully it will be worth it in the end. Also Andrew, what kind of rods do you have?
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Old March 21st, 2006, 06:58 AM   #18
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no rods right now.. waiting to see how the letus35xl will fit then ill choose some to match. Ive been using a different kind of support system.. manfrotto telephoto lens support for my regular letus.. no rods.. but its worked for me so far.
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Old March 21st, 2006, 11:38 AM   #19
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Do you have a pic of it Andrew?
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Old March 21st, 2006, 11:50 AM   #20
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pic of the support or the new letus?

new letus should look close to this: http://letus35.com/35XL1.JPG
the cheaper no-rod support ive been using, : http://www.adorama.com/BG3420.html
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Old March 21st, 2006, 03:18 PM   #21
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I mounted the grip of the lcd on a small wooden block. The pictures make it clear.

http://filebahn.com/host/files/630/rod5.jpg
http://filebahn.com/host/files/630/rod6.jpg
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Old March 26th, 2006, 08:42 PM   #22
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Finally finished my first FF that works perfectly! I am extremely happy about it, needs alot of tweaking to get it right, smoother and more stable - but considering I built my own gearbox, I have no complaints. Still sourcing out materials to try and build this on a mass scale, but it is no easy task...
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Old March 27th, 2006, 09:51 AM   #23
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Can you post pics? You can do it!
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Old April 11th, 2006, 08:53 PM   #24
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A nice breakthrough today for me. I worked out a way to make the gear move adjustable depending on the size of the lens. This way it can be moved away or towards the lens and locked into place once it is there ensuring a tighter fit.

What is the general spacing for rods? And is the spacing measured from the middle of the each rod to the next rod or from the edge of the rod to the other?

Next, waiting for my camera to get back from the repair shop!
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Old April 12th, 2006, 01:44 AM   #25
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It's 6cms from the middle of each one. The actual rods are 15mm as standard.
Have a look at http://www.provis.com.au/products/ac...atte_boxes.htm and scroll down to find all dimensions for rods....

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Old April 12th, 2006, 07:19 AM   #26
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Well the only hard thing to make would be the gearbox but you can just order that for 30 euros (shipping not included), so I don't know what else I should make for you :-) All parts can be ordered and can be very easily assembled.
could You give some links as well - gearbox, wheels ??
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Old April 12th, 2006, 04:21 PM   #27
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Interesting link to the Provisual site, I but I couldn't make out the distance between the rails...
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Old April 12th, 2006, 05:37 PM   #28
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Center to center is 60mm I believe.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 06:01 PM   #29
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I actually found a set of rail for an old camera matte box, I will double check that 60mm - thanks for that!
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Old April 13th, 2006, 01:29 AM   #30
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As I said before, it is 6cms... (or 60mm) :-) That what it is on my Arriflex rail set and matte box.


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