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Old November 1st, 2007, 02:48 AM   #1
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Good articulated arm for monitor?

Hi Guys,

I'm looking for a good articulated arm for my 7 inch lilliput monitor. I was looking into the Varizoom VZ-AR-5K (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Joint_Arm.html) because it looks very versatile (which is a big plus, since sometimes I have to put the monitor upside down and sometimes I don't) but it doesn't say how much weight it can handle. Although it looks versatile it also gives me this fragile vibe and I don't know if it could handle the monitor's weight, plus the power cable and the camera to monitor cable. I'm probably being silly but I would feel safer to hear from someone who's used it before.

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Old November 1st, 2007, 08:03 AM   #2
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http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/shop/10461/Arms.html

I use a Noga arm MG11043 mounted to my rails for monitor support.
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Old November 1st, 2007, 08:17 AM   #3
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I have lots of Manfrotto Variable Friction Arms (similar to Manfrotto Magic Arms) with various brackets and adaptors.

My Lilliput monitor has a standard camera thread on it, so I use the arm with a camera adaptor plate.

Here's some picture you should be able to view.

http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/albu...photo=86824952
http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/albu...photo=86824979
http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/albu...photo=86825349
http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/albu...photo=86825316

It's a really strong design. The spigots on the end of the arm are threaded and have a flat surface to stop unwanted rotation of the plates you may add to it. Brilliant desigh throughout.

I use them for holding readheads in difficult locations, supporting boom mics. I've shot timelapse stills photography with them etc. etc.

Duncan
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