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Old August 23rd, 2007, 12:12 PM   #1
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Hollywood Century C Stand Question

I recently ordered the Hollywood Century C Stand - 40" Double Riser with Grip Head and Arm.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Century_C.html
When it came in the mail I put it together and tried to stick my Arri 150 on the arm with no luck.

I called MSE and they told me I need to buy a TVMP Adapter, and the Baby Pin - 5/8" with 3/8" Threaded Tip.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=187370&is=REG

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...u=33181&is=REG

Is this my only option to make this work, I read a few threads here relating to this stand and never heard anyone talking about having to add these items. I just want to make sure I am buying the correct pieces to make my hair light set up work. The person at MSE didnt seem sure and it kinda made me worry. I wanted to check with you guys before I got these items.

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Old August 23rd, 2007, 02:57 PM   #2
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Oliver,

I use an Arri 150 all the time with an extension arm without anything.

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Old August 23rd, 2007, 09:33 PM   #3
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I use an Arri 150 all the time with an extension arm without anything.
And thats where i thought it probably went but it seem to somewhat tear up the end of the arm. Like it is not meant for anything to be put there, almost soft plastic.

Here is what the end of mine looks like after only a few times of putting the Arri 150 on (and im not being rough or forcing it).
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 09:38 PM   #4
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You could always get a baby pin and mount it into the gobo head, then the lamp to the pin. Advantage is that you get more axes of adjustment (when mounting directly on the c-stand arm, you can't pan the head properly whereas on the gobo head you can) but disadvantage is that when loosening the gobo head to adjust you have to be careful not to let the light flop around.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 08:55 AM   #5
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Charles,

Love the lens... :-)

Oliver,

Taking Charles's idea one step further you could mount the light on a Maffer clamp then you get the benefit of the axisís movement without the disadvantage of the light flopping around.

One other thought is there might be some flashing left over from manufacture, running a 5/8" reamer through the mount will clean things up.

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Old August 25th, 2007, 01:01 PM   #6
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You could always get a baby pin and mount it into the gobo head, then the lamp to the pin. Advantage is that you get more axes of adjustment (when mounting directly on the c-stand arm, you can't pan the head properly whereas on the gobo head you can) but disadvantage is that when loosening the gobo head to adjust you have to be careful not to let the light flop around.
This?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Baby_Pin.html

Thanks for all the help so far guys.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 02:18 PM   #7
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I was thinking this...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=124751&is=REG

I added pictures of a 150 with a griphead and pin and on a mafer clamp.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 06:03 PM   #8
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Yup, that's a good way to go also. Either should do the trick. This one is not really too much rocket science...!

Just be really careful about proper sandbag placement, making sure the arm is extended over and not between the legs of the stand, putting a safety (styrofoam cup, tennis ball etc) on the other end of the arm to keep people from poking an eye out etc. Mostly common sense but any time you start outrigging on a stand as well as hanging lights over people, a little extra attention needs to be paid.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 06:43 PM   #9
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Cool, I'm gonna go with Bills suggestion.

Thanks for the help and pics Bill and thanks Charles for the safety tips.
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