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Old June 15th, 2009, 10:59 AM   #1
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Jib Arm for 5D

I'm looking for a reasonably priced Jib arm for my canon 5d including the tripod. I found Kessler crane web site and they have packages. I am wondering if any of you used their cranes or do you recommend other ones cheaper?
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Old June 15th, 2009, 12:24 PM   #2
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i just finished a short where we used one of their cranes it worked admirably, though it was a little large for what I needed.
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there's a lad on Vimeo using a nice compact one. I'll see if I can find the link again
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Old June 15th, 2009, 12:59 PM   #4
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ahh, here it is

5DMK2 + Jib Crane on Vimeo
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Old June 15th, 2009, 06:36 PM   #5
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I'm looking for a reasonably priced Jib arm for my canon 5d including the tripod. I found Kessler crane web site and they have packages. I am wondering if any of you used their cranes or do you recommend other ones cheaper?

I own a Kessler crane that I use with my JVC HD100. I like it, but if I was buying now, I'd wait for their pocket jib to come out, which I think looks great.
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Old June 15th, 2009, 11:10 PM   #6
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Thank you for all the responses.

By the way, how do you guys focus while using the jib arm? Is there any remote control that you use or you use the wide open lens?
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Old June 16th, 2009, 09:26 AM   #7
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Thank you for all the responses.

By the way, how do you guys focus while using the jib arm? Is there any remote control that you use or you use the wide open lens?
Depends on the camera. With the 5D that would be a challenge. You'd have to have the operator standing beside the camera, focusing manually as the jib went up or down. Or you could rent a remote control follow focus, which would be dope, but expensive!
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I was standing next to the camera, Ideally you'd have a remote controlled rig but I don't so there you go. I had someone operating at the weight end and then I would guide by that camera end, and adjust focus. the other thing I've tried is just coming into focus so that no pull is necessary, that way kinda sucked.
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I was standing next to the camera, Ideally you'd have a remote controlled rig but I don't so there you go. I had someone operating at the weight end and then I would guide by that camera end, and adjust focus. the other thing I've tried is just coming into focus so that no pull is necessary, that way kinda sucked.
Did you use a focus follower with whip?
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