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#1 Paul Bruening

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 08:42 AM

Hello gang,

I've been junk shopping on Ebay for rod systems. I am having trouble differentiating all of the different standards. Could ya'll list all the systems that you know about? Like 15mm on 60mm centers, etc. Who makes each of these systems or was the originator? Which is the most common? Which do you prefer? I have to make a decision on the system since so many things mount to the rods: FF, lens support, matte box, etc.

Thanks in advance,
Paul
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#2 chuck colburn

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 12:53 PM

15mm rods are used either on 60mm or 100mm on centers
19mm rods are 105mm on center
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Posted 18 May 2007 - 01:36 PM

15mm/60mm on center is for lightweight, handheld work. This is good on 16mm cameras or video cameras. 15mm/100 on center and 19mm are for sliding baseplate systems, generally for 35mm film cameras. The Pro35 and the MOVIEtube ST can both accomodate 19mm rods (as well as 15mm for the Pro35); the Mini35, MOVIEtube LT, and I believe the Redrock M2 can rest upon 15mm or 19mm sliding baseplates. For primes the lightweight stuff is fine, but for big 35mm zooms a sliding baseplate system is a must.
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