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Old January 25th, 2010, 08:36 AM   #1
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Mounting a nanoFLASH on V Mount Batteries

I have been looking for a mount that can place the nanoFLASH on my IDX ENDURA-10 Batteries. I think I’ve finally found it!!! Take a look at the Instruction Manual for the IDX A-MWR Universal Wireless Receiver Mounting Bracket.

I’m not sure of the price yet but it looks like the ticket! If anyone has tried it please let me know your thoughts!

Happy shooting,

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Old January 26th, 2010, 05:47 AM   #2
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Thanks Paul that's a great find just what I need.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 11:18 AM   #3
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Hi Lance,

Me too :-) I am hoping to get my hands on one ASAP so I'll let you know how i get on!
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Old February 14th, 2010, 08:14 AM   #4
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Okay for those of you interested in mounting the nanoFLASH off the back of your V-Mount Batteries hereís my off-the-shelf solution! I have finally got my hands on the IDX A-MWR. I donít know how to post images here so hereís a link to my blog post entitled ĎMy ultimate nanoFLASH Set-Upí which has three images of the set-up.
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Old February 14th, 2010, 04:34 PM   #5
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Paul looks nice. How stiff is the bracket?
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Old February 15th, 2010, 07:07 AM   #6
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Hi Paul,

The bracket is very rigid and well made; more than up to the job of securing a nano plus a large receiver. If anything Iíd say the weakest link is the V Mount itself (if you could say that is weak).

How are you finding the PMW-350 / nano combo?
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Old February 15th, 2010, 07:48 AM   #7
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Thanks Paul,

It looks stiff.

Then Nano/350 combo is fantastic. Test Canon HJ and Fujinon HA glass this week which will be a step up from the stock lens.

Have you been happy with the purchase? Are you using stock glass or have you sprung for then next step up?
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Old February 15th, 2010, 08:37 AM   #8
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Hi Paul,

I haven't yet purchased the PMW-350 and a second nano. I am hoping early April :-)

I'm thinking of getting just the body and putting what I've saved on the stock lens into a quality HD lens (hoping for a good deal, hence why I'm waiting a little, plus I don't actually need the cam until late July, so no rush).

I've seen some very clean 350/nano files in low light compared to my EX3/nano which is my main reason for the to be purchase (mind you having a 2/3" full shoulder mounted cam will also be a very nice addition!).
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Old February 15th, 2010, 09:24 AM   #9
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Agree Paul the image is very clean from the 350/nano. I only checked the SxS files a couple of times since I always use the Nano files and they were also very nice.

Good move going for better glass but I also think the stock lens is worth buying. For the money is works well and if you have a job were the lens could get beat up it will come out of my bag. Also the rarely needed auto focus might come in handy. I used the auto focus last week when I had to leave the camera running while going to another camera to run and switched on the auto focus. The camera did a decent job of staying focused on the movement in the frame.

Having the EX3/350/Nano is a nice combination.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 06:51 AM   #10
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Hi Paul,

Yes having a stock lens with the ability to auto-focus maybe something worth having at times. I suppose it isnít that expensive in the scheme of things! Cheap enough to get beaten up to :-) I had a friend who was filming otters with a rented EX3 and one took a chuck out of his lens hood!

I totally agree having the Ex3/350/nano combo will be awesome! Weíve never have it so good!
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Old February 18th, 2010, 06:57 AM   #11
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Just a quick update for all those that are interested! I have put a Manfrotto 394 Quick Release Adaptor ĎLow Profileí between the A-MWR and the nanoFLASH. This is great as now I donít have to keep screwing it in and out. Itís just a case of click in place and shifting a lever to release it!

I am hoping to put some images up on my blog later this week or at the weekend showing the QR system! IMO this is definitely the best mounting option Iíve tried (and Iíve tried quite a few!).
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Old February 18th, 2010, 07:08 AM   #12
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Hi Paul,
Can you let us know who sell's the bracket and how much?
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Old February 18th, 2010, 07:30 AM   #13
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Hi Lance,

Well here in the UK it can be bought from Siren Technology for £258.50 (including VAT). Itís a fairly new product that is filtering through and Iím sure that any IDX Stockist could get you one in for a special order. I know it isnít showing on the Able Cine or B&H Websites but Iím sure it will soon. I see that Adorama have it on their website for $259.95 though.
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