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#1 Jeff Clegg

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 12:13 PM

I am looking at options for a video tap for an Aaton LTR-7 (AZ Spectrum taps, Visual Products, top handle tap). Right now I am wondering what are the advantages/disadvantages to the top handle style. I believe that it does not need a pellicle (which my camera does not have)? Are there any other advantages to a top handle stlye tap? Any disadvantages versus a pellicle style?

Also I am wondering opinions on B&W or color for the tap. I know opinions on this would be subjective, but I am curious to see if anyone has any suggestions or preferences.

Thanks,
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#2 Zachary Vex

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 10:32 AM

One disadvantage, I'd imagine, would be the loss of your ability to under-sling that camera if you did the top-handle assist.
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Posted 23 May 2007 - 12:45 PM

One disadvantage, I'd imagine, would be the loss of your ability to under-sling that camera if you did the top-handle assist.



I personally would not want that big chunky thing on the top of my LTR looks to me like it makes a mess out of the nice ergo of the camera and if you can get a side/internal tap so much the better. I am fitting a B+W PAL tap to mine on the side.

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#4 Mitch Gross

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 12:59 PM

For a nicely ergonomic handle mount videotap, look at seriousgearco.com unit.
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Posted 23 May 2007 - 03:16 PM

Hello, everyone; excuse me to jump right into this thread.
I am also interested in getting a video tap for my LTR54; does anybody know how to check for the pellicule inside the camera; and if it does not have one, what are the best ( cost effective) options to get one installed; is there a way to get an after market video camera to mount on a DIY kind of project.
I have only check the Spectrum & Visual Products , video assist conversions.
With the variety of small cameras of great resolution available, I would think there are more choices.
Thanks for your input!
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#6 Jeff Clegg

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 07:12 AM

For a nicely ergonomic handle mount videotap, look at seriousgearco.com unit.




I checked out the Serious Gear website and didn't see a tap listed. Is there any chance someone has a direct link?
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Posted 25 May 2007 - 12:04 PM

I checked out the Serious Gear website and didn't see a tap listed. Is there any chance someone has a direct link?

I just got off the phone with him on another matter. I asked about the tap and he said although they are no longer manufactured he has a couple on the shelf. Give Charlie a call and tell him Mitch Gross sent you.
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#8 Jeff Clegg

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 07:17 PM

I just got off the phone with him on another matter. I asked about the tap and he said although they are no longer manufactured he has a couple on the shelf. Give Charlie a call and tell him Mitch Gross sent you.




Exellent! Thank you Mitch.
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