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Old July 19th, 2007, 11:21 AM   #1
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Hope for a cheap(er) v-wedge plate for the 110U!

So I have been painfully searching the web for any way to get a v-wedge mount to go on the bottom of my 110U. Today, I think I may have hit pay dirt: http://www.cavision.com/rods/RSPU.htm

It says it slides on the Sony VCT-14U, and seems to have the correct screw placements for the 110!

I emailed Cavision to see what they say, but what do you all think?

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Old July 19th, 2007, 08:54 PM   #2
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Bernie from Cavision emailed me back tonight, and said, yes that part will fit in the Sony VTC-U14 plate. Therefore, I am now going to order it! I will post an update when it arrives and I get it on my 110U.

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Old July 20th, 2007, 06:32 PM   #3
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V-mount

I'm using this v-mount right now with my 110 and an older sony quick release plate on a cartoni focus head. It works great and you can even add rails to the v-mount if you'd like.

The only drawback to this plate is that it did not come with screws to attach it to the camera body. I tried the local hardware store and couldn't find anything that would fit quite right, so I ended up getting the screws from a JVC service center for an exorbitant price.
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Old July 20th, 2007, 10:35 PM   #4
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I'm using this v-mount right now with my 110 and an older sony quick release plate on a cartoni focus head. It works great and you can even add rails to the v-mount if you'd like.

The only drawback to this plate is that it did not come with screws to attach it to the camera body. I tried the local hardware store and couldn't find anything that would fit quite right, so I ended up getting the screws from a JVC service center for an exorbitant price.
That's great to know. I ordered it from B&H today, but they are out of stock (something about, "we only order it when someone orders it" duh, that's what I call a "special order", not out of stock!) so I'm probably about two weeks away from getting it. I am thinking of trying Radio Shack for the screws. It seems like they would carry that small sized screw.

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Old July 21st, 2007, 01:20 AM   #5
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Bernie from Cavision emailed me back tonight, and said, yes that part will fit in the Sony VTC-U14 plate. Therefore, I am now going to order it! I will post an update when it arrives and I get it on my 110U.

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Good to kmow Matthew. How much you paid for this little "wedge"?

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Old July 21st, 2007, 12:49 PM   #6
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Good to know Matthew. How much you paid for this little "wedge"?
It was $75 with shipping from B&H. Much better than $200 from JVC!

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Old July 22nd, 2007, 09:17 AM   #7
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Wow... good deal

Thanks Matthew

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Old August 15th, 2007, 04:58 PM   #8
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So I got the part yesterday, but now I can't find the correct size screw. 8-32 is too big and while 6-32 isn't too bad, I can't find them shorter than 1/2":( What it looks like I need is 7-32 x 1/4" (which isn't made..sigh..) Does anyone know where I could get the screws without paying JVC $17 for 4 screws? The correct size would be wonderful.

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Have you checked metric screw sizes?
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Old August 15th, 2007, 05:18 PM   #10
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Have you checked metric screw sizes?
I had hoped that maybe metric screws would fit, but it's hard to find that kinda stuff at Home Depot or Lowes (I even tried Radio Shack.) I could probably find what I need online, but I need to know the size first.

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Old August 16th, 2007, 03:42 AM   #11
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I use an "ENG rig" (see http://varizoom.com/products/supports/vzengrig.html) with my HD100. BTW, it's very comfortable because it takes away the load from your right hand.

The screw size is "M 4 x 10" with a countersunk head. M stands for metric.

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Old August 17th, 2007, 12:11 AM   #12
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if the screws you get are too long, cut them. put a nut on, cut the screw, run the nut off the end to clean the threads. I knew that at age 10 or 12. and yes they are metric. run some english threads in and you'll mess it up.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 09:42 PM   #13
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I had hoped that maybe metric screws would fit, but it's hard to find that kinda stuff at Home Depot or Lowes

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I ran into this on another project. That's when I found out that home improvement centers are not the same as hardware stores. Try a True Value or an Ace or something in your area that is about hardware not home improvement per se. For metric I connected on a local True Value.

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Old August 21st, 2007, 10:51 PM   #14
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I ran into this on another project. That's when I found out that home improvement centers are not the same as hardware stores. Try a True Value or an Ace or something in your area that is about hardware not home improvement per se. For metric I connected on a local True Value.
Actually, this is really funny, I was looking for 4x10mm countersunk screws on the internet and guess what kept coming up....hobby stores! So I went down to my local Hobby Town USA and they had the perfect screws (They are made of RC cars) $2.50 for 6 screws. Can't beat that!

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Old August 21st, 2007, 11:17 PM   #15
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uh, hardware - screws, bolts, nuts come in different grades or strength ratings. the bigger the number, the stronger the bolt. grade 2 is the weakest, and is usually sold by the pound. grade 5 is middle ground, and grade 8+ is the upper end. for the small stuff, I preffer stainless steel. won't round out like cheaper screws, won't rust in the hole, and I never doubt its going to hold. The last thing I'd use is aluminum screws or bolts for a camera.... and yes they make them. They work fine for holding the load they are rated for, but when it comes to camera mounting parts, is stainless or grade 8 or I pass. not worth saving 15 cents...
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