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Peter Mykusz April 19th, 2011 07:59 AM

F-3 mount system
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I saw an interesting mount system for the Sony F-3 at a rental house here in Toronto. I used a regular F-3 with Zeiss primes over the weekend and saw a new mount on the other cameras when I returned the kit. Joe Sutherland showed me a new mount systems with rails, handles and the Sony tripod plate that is fabricated by SA. Itís the same company that makes the EX-3 plates but these mounts were designed for better alignment with the F-3s. Joe was putting the finishing touch on the follow focus system and heís just waiting for the black anodized versions with shoulder pads. The camera was a little front heavy with a monitor on top but should be much better when he gets the Zacuto EVFs to complete his kits. Most of his F-3s have zoom lenses.

I took the photos to show what the mounts look like. The locks are solid and the back can be adjusted for better balance. I think that this will enable the F-3 to be more versatile for the times when you need hand held shots.

Brian Drysdale April 19th, 2011 08:32 AM

Re: F-3 mount system
You mightn't be able to focus your eyes that close, but you could use the LCD as long as you weren't relying on it for checking focus when handholding.

Peter Mykusz April 21st, 2011 03:55 PM

Re: F-3 mount system
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2 more photos. F-3 on quick release plate.
Camera can also have the tripod wedge plate on the bottom of the SA plate.

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