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Old April 19th, 2011, 08:59 AM   #1
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F-3 mount system

I saw an interesting mount system for the Sony F-3 at a rental house here in Toronto. I used a regular F-3 with Zeiss primes over the weekend and saw a new mount on the other cameras when I returned the kit. Joe Sutherland showed me a new mount systems with rails, handles and the Sony tripod plate that is fabricated by SA. Itís the same company that makes the EX-3 plates but these mounts were designed for better alignment with the F-3s. Joe was putting the finishing touch on the follow focus system and heís just waiting for the black anodized versions with shoulder pads. The camera was a little front heavy with a monitor on top but should be much better when he gets the Zacuto EVFs to complete his kits. Most of his F-3s have zoom lenses.

I took the photos to show what the mounts look like. The locks are solid and the back can be adjusted for better balance. I think that this will enable the F-3 to be more versatile for the times when you need hand held shots.
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Old April 19th, 2011, 09:32 AM   #2
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You mightn't be able to focus your eyes that close, but you could use the LCD as long as you weren't relying on it for checking focus when handholding.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 04:55 PM   #3
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2 more photos. F-3 on quick release plate.
Camera can also have the tripod wedge plate on the bottom of the SA plate.
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