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Old July 28th, 2006, 06:06 PM   #1
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I'm designing my own shoulder support. This is the idea:

http://www.zacuto.com/hand_held.htm

Can someone give me some dimensions:

Diameter of the bars/rods
Space between the bars/rods

Other dimensions are welcome!

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Old July 28th, 2006, 08:32 PM   #2
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15mm rods and I had the dimensions for the distance, but don't remember where they are or what they are...I'll try to dig that up.
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Old July 28th, 2006, 08:35 PM   #3
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looks like 60mm apart according to this for sale posting on another board:

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Image 2000 Lightweight Support for DVX100/A (Birns & Sawyer private brand, which allows the use of industry standard follow focus systems and matte boxes - 15mm rods, spaced 60mm on center, 130mm length.)
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Old July 29th, 2006, 05:59 AM   #4
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looks like 60mm apart according to this for sale posting on another board:
Thanks! This is a nice start to begin with...
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Old July 30th, 2006, 12:00 PM   #5
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I just finished mine, have to figure out a mounting system for them (from scratch...the price tags of the pro stuff hurts me and steals food from my teenage boy's mouth ;) ). cost for the rails ended up about $15 with aluminimuminum rods and associated hardware to turn them into a rectangle. I used wooden blocks on the ends to space them 60mm on center and used a Die to thread the rods (PITA) so I could throw washers and nuts to sandwich the pieces of wood at the ends. Looks very professional once I paint it mate black. Still have to figure out how I'm going to mount everything to it though. Give some time...I'll come up with something brilliant ;) (aren't we glad I'm modest).
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Old July 30th, 2006, 04:23 PM   #6
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Tommorow I'am going to the local hardware shop to buy the stuf I think I need, I'll post pics everytime...

Can you post some pics?
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Old July 30th, 2006, 04:52 PM   #7
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http://www.yafiunderground.com/Images/rails.jpg
http://www.yafiunderground.com/Images/rail_end.jpg
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Old July 30th, 2006, 05:06 PM   #8
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The links don't work...
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Old July 30th, 2006, 05:20 PM   #9
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try again...the permisisons were set wrong...we just had to switch servers...and the permissions came across goofily.
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Old July 30th, 2006, 05:27 PM   #10
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Still doesn't work , can't you send them by e-mail?

julian.jansen[at]gmail[dot]com
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Old July 30th, 2006, 06:18 PM   #11
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Should be to you :)...still don't know why the weblinks didn't work for you ... might just be slow...or you could be behind that chinese firewall.
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Old July 30th, 2006, 09:27 PM   #12
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Server not found

Firefox can't find the server at www.yafiunderground.com.
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Old July 31st, 2006, 04:21 AM   #13
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Nice job. I think I'am going to buy my stuff to day...
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Old July 31st, 2006, 09:28 AM   #14
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The brackets: (4,95 euro's for 6 brackets)

15mm

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/7784/bracketgp7.jpg
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Old July 31st, 2006, 11:46 AM   #15
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Where did you find those - I know there's EU/US difference here, but as simple as that looks I can't find them in any parts/home improvement short - and those are really the most essential part of the whole rod system.
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