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Old May 28th, 2008, 10:19 AM   #1
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HPX500 camera plate advice

I'm trying to convince the production company I work for to purchase an HPX500. I'm trying to cut costs where I can. I notice the quick-release camera plate for Panasonic shoulder-mount cameras (SHAN-TM700) looks a heck of a lot like the plates for Sony and JVC cameras. In fact, I have both Sony and JVC cameras and they can use each other's plates with no problems.
Has anyone tried a Sony or JVC camera on a Panny plate, or vice-verse? I'm trying to save $430 here.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 12:31 PM   #2
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I am *pretty sure* (not 100%) that I put my 500 on my friend's Sony plate once.... once.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 04:26 PM   #3
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Never mind - we ordered the HVX200a.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 06:00 PM   #4
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Well **THAT** sure ain't gonna fit on a Sony plate! ;)
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Old May 28th, 2008, 07:10 PM   #5
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Yeah, I really hate to miss out on that $2,000 rebate for the 500. I had the price of the 500 to within $1,700 of the 200a, and I still couldn't persuade the bean counters. That's a heckuva lot more camera for that price difference.
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Old May 29th, 2008, 03:46 AM   #6
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I've got an HPX500 here at the moment and it does fit the Sony plate, just in case anyone else is wondering.
Can't stand the QR plates personally, they're so wobbly!
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