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Old February 13th, 2005, 11:20 AM   #1
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Hollywood Lite VS-1 with a VX2000: Too heavy?

Just wondering if anyone has tried this? Is the
VX too heavy for the VS-1?
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Old February 14th, 2005, 11:08 AM   #2
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I think the VS-1 will work ideallly with a cameras up to 3lbs. (that's what the specification says.)

Most photographs of the VS-1 have it shown with tiny a ZR-10.

You can push it a little bit past that...but you would have to add more weight to the bottom somehow...

The VS-1 has a "quick release" plate mounts that onto the "stage" with just two handtighten thumbscrews.

So, it might loosen a bit with a really heavy camera. Some locktite should do the trick though...

Yoou are generating a huge amounts of innertial/g-forces on that thing when you stop and go and you just don't want the camera pulling flying off from it with a really heavy camera.

You will know immediately if it is too heavy for it(after adjusting the gimble location on the shaft)---the camera will want to tip downwards.

I used a Hitachi Digital 8 with a Century Optics 16:9 lens...which made it just around 4 pounds and it worked okay.
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