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December 10, 2019 at 8:14 pm
Thanks, Warren. Appreciate your comments/honesty!
May 8, 2017 at 2:43 pm
February 2, 2017 at 3:09 pm
Hi Todd. The rig is working great. And I thought you might like that I caved and did both the cheese plate and the eye hook in the ceiling. Def glad I did both!
Here are a few vids we did. More to come!
Thanks again for all your help!
(Free free to share any notes/suggestions)
January 13, 2017 at 5:07 pm
BTW, I meant to adjust (slightly re-drill) one of the holes in the cheese plate, not camera plate.
But you probably knew I meant that!
Also, another thought to add some strength. Put a bolt on top of the 3/8 going into the cheese plate.
And thanks again, Todd!!!!
I owe ya big time!!
January 13, 2017 at 5:03 pm
Okay, I think I’m getting close! (Who knew it would be so complicated?)
Just got my FilmTools package with bolts, steel pins, and cheese plate.
I’m thinking that this is stronger. Everything is terminating with 3/8 ” threads (into the camera and into the cheese plate).
I can even grab some 1/4″ bolts from Home Depot to screw both the 3/8 and 1/4 into the camera plate (It does have both). I might need to adjust one of the holes in the plate a bit, but it’s almost there.
With the cheese plate snug against the camera, and the surface-to-surface contact there, it does feel less precarious than just a 3/8 ” thread sticking out of the camera. and the thread on pin going into the cheese plate does feel more substantial than the thread in the camera. I don’t know if the laws of physics corroborate my hunch?
So…with this, do you think I can squeak by without the dreaded hook in ceiling (be honest—I trust your experience/opinion and I’d rather have a hole in our ceiling than a camera crashing down on the talent).
Here are the pix:
January 12, 2017 at 5:57 pm
Okay, just taked to Matthews again and here’s what they recommended.
To attach camera to clamp, use this with a hex which fits the mafer better:
And then this to connect camera to pin:
Then I have 3/8 going into the camera.
I’m going to bet you recommend still running a line to the ceiling, right?
Todd, if I wanted to do the cheapest (solid) cheese plate option, do you have a recommendation for which parts to cobble together? Still trying to avoid, if possible, the hole in the ceiling.
Really (really) appreciate your help!!!
January 12, 2017 at 4:18 pm
January 12, 2017 at 3:52 am
Phew! Glad I asked you.
So, I actually do have the bronze pins. Do you think the D810 (full frame DSLR) is okay with the Bronze?
I’m going to try to avoid putting holes in my ceiling ☺
The pin you suggested from B&H is on backorder, and I was hoping to shoot this weekend.
How about this one from Adorama that seems to be in stock?
January 11, 2017 at 5:21 pm
Okay I got my stands and Mafer clamps, and then when I set everything up, I felt like the Canon c100 would be easier to use than the Nikon DSLR D810. Do you think it’s okay to use the c100? It’s just the camera and the 24-105 lens as shown:
Worried about stressing out the female/camera side of the 1/4-20 in that perpendicular angle.
(I have a ninja on a separate Mafer clamp)
January 6, 2017 at 1:04 am
okay… I just talked to a very helpful person at Matthews and I think I’m all set. Just realized though that I’m not sure the best way to hook the camera to the Mafer clamp. Do I need a special screw (1/4-20?).