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Old July 11th, 2009, 08:45 PM   #1
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8' Kessler and XH-A1 - how much weight?

I just received an 8' Kessler crane that I will use with an XH-A1. I know some of you use this combination. I am curious as to how much weight you use to balance everything with different configutrations. I anticipate using it with only a handful of configurations -- the biggest difference being the use of the heavy WD-72 wide angle lens. I bought two 10 lb., one 5 lb., and two 2½ lb. weights to get me started after reading some posts online. Hopefully I can use a combination of these to get pretty close.

Any suggestions?

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Old July 12th, 2009, 09:00 AM   #2
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Because our weight bar is adjustable forward and back to fine tune the balance of the crane, the amount of weight will vary. A middle of the weight bar weight requirement for the 8 ft crane is 7.5 lbs. to balance just the crane with no camera.

Then add 1.5x the weight of the camera. So, if your camera weighed 10 lbs you should add 15 lbs. Just multiply the weight of your camera by 1.5 to get the added weight amount you will need.

Hope that helps.
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Old July 12th, 2009, 01:35 PM   #3
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Thanks, Chris. As I was walking in the house to see if anyone had responded before trying to set up the balance, it dawned on me that it really could vary a lot depending on the position of the weight bar. Doh!

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