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Old November 10th, 2008, 01:55 PM   #1
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ex3 tripod plate?

is there a plate for the ex3 similar to this one:

JVC | KA551U Tripod Adapter Plate for JVC ProHD | KA551U | B&H

I thought I saw phil bloom using one in his review on the ex3, but cant seem to find it.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 02:39 PM   #2
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is there a plate for the ex3 similar to this one:

JVC | KA551U Tripod Adapter Plate for JVC ProHD | KA551U | B&H

I thought I saw phil bloom using one in his review on the ex3, but cant seem to find it.
Ian,

Sony hasn't made one that I'm aware of. Part of the problem is the weakness of mount on the bottom of the camera - that 1/4x20 hole is in a piece of metal held in place by four eyeglasses-sized screws.

However, my fabricator is shipping me a new base/shoulder mount tomorrow for the camera (could be purchased without the shoulder mount also) with a pivoting battery mount for weight distribution. The bottom plate firms up contact with the camera, and a wedge is built into the front of it so that it is compatible with tripod mounts like this:

Sony | VCT-U14 Quick-Release Tripod Adapter | VCTU14 | B&H Photo

I'll post some pics by weeks end.

Here is a drawing:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/961704-post15.html
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Old November 10th, 2008, 04:13 PM   #3
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Old November 10th, 2008, 05:13 PM   #4
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http://www.big10media.com/index.php?...roducts_id=603

someone on another forum showed me this, which upon furth inspection looks to be what phil was using in his review, anyone have this?
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Old November 11th, 2008, 09:24 AM   #5
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someone on another forum showed me this, which upon furth inspection looks to be what phil was using in his review, anyone have this?
I have this, along with a VCT-U14. I also have the VF gadgets base-plate now. Legs are a Miller DS20 Solo system and an Oconnor 1030HDS/25L system.

The Pro-Tech is a good option for quick release using the VCT-U14 but it doesn't address the stability/stiffness/safety issue with the EX series. The 3 point vfgadgets system is preferred as it anchors the (EX3) camera in 3 widely spaced places - great for stiffness and peace of mind. The TLS QR plate is a better version of the Pro-Tech (which flexes a bit) but with the same mounting issues (actually, these are EX issues).

I anticipate that most of the time I will just use the vfgadgets base-plate attached to one of my tripod heads with the native QR plate screwed into the bottom of the vfgadgets plate. When using rails, I'll stick the Zacuto rail system in between the head and the vf system. Don't know that I will use the VCT-U14 much now but will likely hang on to it.

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Old November 11th, 2008, 11:03 AM   #6
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Like the VF Gadgets product but so expensive! Ted, we're waiting anxiously for your version. Any idea when you might be shipping?
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Old November 11th, 2008, 12:25 PM   #7
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Prototype should be on it's way to me today - as a formality. By Friday, production should begin with shipments likely in another two weeks or so!
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Old November 11th, 2008, 12:46 PM   #8
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Very cool. Sign me up for one. I need it yesterday!
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Old November 11th, 2008, 01:12 PM   #9
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Interested as well but at the very least gathering info for upcoming article I'm doing on EX-3. Any pricing yet?
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Old November 11th, 2008, 05:25 PM   #10
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Here's the range that we've been shooting for - I don't foresee any changes up to this point.

Bottom plates with rear plate and hinged plate (Full shoulder mount) without the electronics - $300

Anton-Bauer is shipping us a mounting plate to demo and the final will have a power cord plus two additional P-Taps - pricing is undetermined.

And, there will be an option for non-shoulder-mount customers to just buy the bottom plates to firm up the mounting - this will be substantially less.

Later, the rails attachment - but one step at a time.
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