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Peer Landa February 15th, 2008 08:22 PM

Bracket for the XL2...?
 
I'm looking for a way to mount a Bescor battery pack on the back of my XL2. I wonder if there's perhaps a simple bracket that could be used.

-- peer

Jonathan Kirsch February 18th, 2008 03:55 PM

Peer,

Attach the attachment holder that came w/the camera (it screws on the back above the XLR inputs). Then you can velcro or strap the pack to the attachment holder. Maybe?

Jonathan

Peer Landa February 18th, 2008 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonathan Kirsch (Post 828536)
Peer, Attach the attachment holder that came w/the camera (it screws on the back above the XLR inputs). Then you can velcro or strap the pack to the attachment holder.

Rats -- I didn't get any "attachment holder" with my camera. Is it possible to buy those separately?

-- peer

Greg Boston February 18th, 2008 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Peer Landa (Post 828538)
Rats -- I didn't get any "attachment holder" with my camera. Is it possible to buy those separately?

-- peer

Yes it is. Call Canon parts (used to be 1-800-OKCANON). I guess you bought your camera second hand and didn't know.

-gb-

Jonathan Kirsch February 18th, 2008 06:07 PM

Peer, shame you didn't get one with the camera. When you order, the accessory's number is D82-0780-000 (as per page 118 of the XL2 manual).

Jonathan

Peer Landa February 18th, 2008 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonathan Kirsch (Post 828599)
When you order, the accessory's number is D82-0780-000 (as per page 118 of the XL2 manual).

Na, I don't think that's it. The bracket that I've seen (pictures of) is just a mounting plate without any XLR's or charger. Not long ago, one guy in L.A. was selling it for $35 on Craigslist, but the ad (incl. the pic) has now expired so I don't know how to describe it.

-- peer

Jonathan Kirsch February 18th, 2008 06:34 PM

Yeah, it is just a bracket plate...not the CH-910 battery holder. If you have the manual, look farther down on page 118 under "Provided Accessories". Or on page 8 there is a pic...it's the "Adapter Holder". I use it for my Anton Bauer GoldMount.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...phnathan/1.jpg

Peer Landa February 19th, 2008 04:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonathan Kirsch (Post 828620)
Or on page 8 there is a pic...it's the "Adapter Holder". I use it for my Anton Bauer GoldMount. http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...phnathan/1.jpg

Yes indeed, that's the bracket I'm looking for. Earlier I called Canon, but they couldn't find it and I couldn't describe it clear enough... and most of their knowledgeable people were gone due to Presidents Day.

I also contacted the seller of the Camera and they (sort of) acknowledge that I never got this bracket.

So thank you again Jonathan, now I finally have a reference -- page 8 in the manual.

-- peer

Jonathan Kirsch February 19th, 2008 03:29 PM

No prob. Hopefully the geniuses at Canon will be able to look in the manual tomorrow when they get back from work. SOME of us have to work today! ;)

Jonathan

Peer Landa April 10th, 2008 04:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonathan Kirsch (Post 828620)
I use it for my Anton Bauer GoldMount.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...phnathan/1.jpg

So yesterday I finally got this bracket from Canon. It's pretty much what I wanted -- it now allows me to strap on the battery pack for my Bescor lights. Again, thanks Jonathan & et al.

However, I still wonder what those two smaller pieces that came with it are used for? Since they screw onto the bracket, I assume they can mount or snap on some contraption of sorts... no?

-- peer

Richard Alvarez April 10th, 2008 05:59 AM

Peer,
yes, the two 'knob' attachements are there to hold the Dual Battery Charger ch-910 in place, it snaps onto it. Also, some battery packs will also utilize them.

Peer Landa April 10th, 2008 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard Alvarez (Post 857555)
Peer,
yes, the two 'knob' attachements are there to hold the Dual Battery Charger ch-910 in place, it snaps onto it. Also, some battery packs will also utilize them.

Aha. So are there any generic mounts that will fit those "knob" attachments?

-- peer

Greg Boston April 10th, 2008 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Peer Landa (Post 857701)
Aha. So are there any generic mounts that will fit those "knob" attachments?

-- peer

Not that I'm aware of, but the AB Gold Mount adapter mounts directly to the plate using 4 of the screw holes.

-gb-

Jeff Anselmo April 10th, 2008 08:56 PM

Hi Peer,

Glad you were able to get the bracket, and able to mount the Bescor battery. (We use said same bracket to mount the lav's wireless receiver.)

Just curious though, how "heavy" is that Bescor battery on the XL2?

--JA
www.madjavaproductions.com

Peer Landa April 12th, 2008 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeff Anselmo (Post 858043)
Just curious though, how "heavy" is that Bescor battery on the XL2?

Oh man, those batteries are heavy. I tried weighing it on my postal scale (which goes to 20 ounces) and the battery bottoms it out easily. I would guess that they weigh at least 2 pounds.

-- peer


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