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John Dombrowski September 17th, 2006 06:47 PM

Tripod adapter for tape removal on the A1?
 
Iv'e read over the last few months about different adapters. Can someone recommend a good one and send a link if you could?

Thanks........JD

Mark Bryant September 18th, 2006 03:25 AM

One of these
http://www.dm-accessories.com/shop/i...=index&cPath=2

I have the PROAT, which also has an accessory mount bar. If you don't need that then look at the PROT. Or the SHIM if it fits your tripod.

Harold Schreiber September 26th, 2006 07:44 PM

Hi John,

Sounds like you need a "Bottom Loader" fix up. If so, I've simply made my own for my two Bottom Loader Sonys. A D-8 and a Mini-DV unit. Sent me a PM with your E-Mail, and I'll send you pics. You should be able to make your own on the cheap.

Harold

John Dombrowski September 26th, 2006 08:16 PM

Bought the one from the post above, thanks...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Harold Schreiber
Hi John,

Sounds like you need a "Bottom Loader" fix up. If so, I've simply made my own for my two Bottom Loader Sonys. A D-8 and a Mini-DV unit. Sent me a PM with your E-Mail, and I'll send you pics. You should be able to make your own on the cheap.

Harold


Alex Thames September 27th, 2006 04:14 AM

I actually prefer the Cavision one over the DeMaagd one, as the Cavision one has several advantages over the DeMaagd accessory.

John Dewey September 27th, 2006 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alex Thames
I actually prefer the Cavision one over the DeMaagd one, as the Cavision one has several advantages over the DeMaagd accessory.

What are the several advantages of the Cavision adapter? I am also trying to decide which adapter to purchase.

Bill McMullen October 1st, 2006 02:43 AM

I have the Cavision one, it's tiny and only rises the camera about 3/4 inch. It may not work for you if you are putting the camera directy on a tripod with a large mounting surface, but using it with the Cavision rod kit that I have, it works well. Very small and concise, much less intrusive than the others I've seen.

I should point out that due to it's fairly small size and small L-shaped surface which the camera rests on, when I cinch down the camera on the rods set-up, it tends to pull the camera into a slightly un-level state, pulling down on the 'empty' side of the adaptor, the right-hand tape-eject side. I almost think the adaptor could use an extended 'c' shape base for the camera to rest on rather than the 'L' shape it has. Again, a flaw in the entire Sony/A1U 'bottom-loading' design is making the adaptor necessary in the first place, so it's likely a losing battle all of these adaptors have to face.

It's a well-made black anodized aluminum CNC'ed piece, and it's affordable; if I recall it was about $35 US, and Cavision has been a helpful company to interact with.

Phil Bloom October 24th, 2006 04:29 AM

I have the same problem with Bill and the cavision one in that it pulls everything up. I have bought the other one mentioned earlier. It's more substantial. It will interesting to see how they compare


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