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Old April 5th, 2010, 10:55 AM   #1
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Cartoni Focus Compatible Quick Release

I have a Cartoni Focus tripod, as well as shoulder mount for my XH-A1s. Right now the shoulder mount just has a simple screw for the camera, but that takes way too long to attach. Could anyone help me to find a quick release adapter that I can mount to this shoulder mount that will take the Cartoni Focus plates?
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Old October 10th, 2010, 08:18 PM   #2
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I have the same camera and sticks. I looked into the same thing and couldn't find anything that would work. The joy of living in a world full of proprietary design. I thought about getting another Manfrotto mounting plate and affixing it atop the Focus but thought very quickly that it would be an unworkable kluge. So I'm stuck in the same place you are.

I looked about 18 months ago so things might have changed.
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Old October 10th, 2010, 09:05 PM   #3
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Hi guys...........

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Old October 11th, 2010, 06:04 PM   #4
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I thought of something like that as I have a similar Manfrotto plate on my glidecam but I thought it would make for too much stuff atop the head of my sticks. I could be wrong though... It has happened before.
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Old November 18th, 2010, 07:31 AM   #5
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Could anyone help me to find a quick release adapter that I can mount to this shoulder mount that will take the Cartoni Focus plates?
I can't tell if this uses the Focus plates or not. On page 32 of the 2009 catalogue:

http://www.cartoni.com/eng/Cartoni2009.pdf
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Old November 18th, 2010, 01:18 PM   #6
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Er, Les.............

Wrong link.


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Old November 18th, 2010, 02:30 PM   #7
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edited my entry. sorry.
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Old November 18th, 2010, 02:58 PM   #8
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As far as I can tell...........

The shoulder support A901 appears to have a A 859 eng camera plate, but it could be a number of others depending on how they are configured.

Not entirely sure that's moved the discussion forward.


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Old November 18th, 2010, 04:00 PM   #9
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I went down the Focus plate search, bail, then Manfrotto route. Only after going another route altogether did I run across the potential Cartoni product but didn't dig further.

I don't know if you've used the Manfrotto but I did and didn't care for it. In addition to being heavy, the release pin is on the right hand side which is slow, inconvenient and a bit of a pain. For the same elevation of the COG maybe a little less weight, I went the TA-100 route and am glad I did. The TA-100 does however require some engineering to mount the Canon XL specific camera plate to a non-Canon XL camera bottom. Westside A V sells modified TA-100's that go with their EX1 / EX3 plates. I put one Focus QR plate on a TA-100, another on my prompter and a second TA-100 on the camera mount of the prompter. A third TA-100 is on the shoulder rig.

YMMV.
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