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Old July 17th, 2011, 05:56 PM   #1
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Mounting plate for FS100

I just came across this and thought it looks interesting. It look like the race is on to make accessory for our camera. Sony NEX FS-100 Accessory Mounting Plate | | Berkey System

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Old July 18th, 2011, 11:26 AM   #2
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I saw this last week and spoke to my local machine shop just 3 blocks away. They can make me a plate identical with the same tapped holes and threads for about $35. Anodising or even nickel chroming the plate is another $20 extra.
So I am not sure how you arrive at $250 for this plate especially when they will manufacture this in larger quantities. Seems a little pricy to me.
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Old July 18th, 2011, 03:09 PM   #3
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Jon, When you have one made,make one for me. You probably could get a decent order up here on the FS100 forum. I was mainly happy to see products being made for our camera. Thanks for the heads up.

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Old July 19th, 2011, 06:51 AM   #4
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I agree that we all need accessories to follow our big purchases - but they have to get the pricing realistic. A simple three inch square metal plate with threaded holes should not be $250. Giving the piece of metal a fancy name should not hike the price up by 400%.

I buy into these sometimes - and end up kicking myself, especially with all the DSLR accessories that came out. I am much more careful now.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 09:23 AM   #5
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have to agree that berkey system plate is to overpriced, just for a plate..
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Old July 19th, 2011, 09:35 AM   #6
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I just saw they are a sponsor here, so maybe they will see this thread and take notice what the consumer thinks. The plate does look well made though.

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Old July 19th, 2011, 10:13 AM   #7
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Costs are definitely linked to the tolerances to which the product is made. Not sure how tight the tolerances have to be for this, but going to a local machine shop without specifying the tolerances you need, you may end up with some issues. Give it a try.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 02:20 PM   #8
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Well put it this way.
I took my shoulder rig into my local machine shop a few weeks back. I need some three-eights threaded holes and quarter threaded holes adding to some extra clamps so that I could add my Tascam and weights to the rear and provide balance. All in all it was four new threaded holes and some cutting of extra half-inch rods, some polishing of ends etc etc ... came out great. I was charged $25.00.

I agree that Berkey system gear is very well made, so with that in mind you take your choice.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 08:01 PM   #9
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Jon,

Could you show us a picture of your rig.

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Old July 20th, 2011, 06:31 AM   #10
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I shipped my rig and a load of other stuff out to Beijing last week. I am moving there for a year or two while I work on two films. I may have a pic of me using this on location but not with the FS-100 yet.

I am not a lover of loading up on rigs to look like christmas trees... I like light but balanced. I dislike matte boxes as they add weight at the front of rigs where you don't want it. So I never use one except for tripod work.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 09:00 AM   #11
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May be too expensive for many people, but one pro cameraman is now having these manufactured for sale:

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