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Old March 26th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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What is the technical name for the silver bars I see people using to mount a camera on and then to a tripod head? These bars seem to allow you to mount extras and position the camera anywhere along them. This is probably a stupid question but I have no idea what they call these.
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Old March 26th, 2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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"15mm rods" are the silver bars you see, and sometimes the part the camera mounts on is called a "baseplate."

Some of the big manufacturers for smaller cameras are RedRock Micro, Zacuto, Berkey Systems, and JAG35 just to name a few, but the options are virtually endless. Very handy systems used to accesorize cameras with matteboxes, a follow focus, handles, monitors and more.

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Old March 27th, 2012, 08:05 AM   #3
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Nate,
Thank you very much for this info. I'm new to this mounting technology and notice it is versatile for mounting extras for your camera. Thanks again!
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Old March 27th, 2012, 08:09 AM   #4
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There is no such thing as a stupid question here... the only "stupid" question is one that has not been asked.

Some people refer to a rod system as rails or camera rails, just so you know.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #5
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Chris,
Thanks for your input also. I see photos of rigs but don't know all of the bits and pieces and what they are called.

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