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#1 Trevor Swaim

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 04:10 AM

I have been looking into getting a cavision mb413b (4x4 bellows type) matte box for my hd110. I would also be getting a JVC KA551u wedge style tripod plate for the system. My question is this: Does anyone know if the cavision RSPU and rods plate is of decent quality, or amy I better to go with the much more expensive Zacuto Z-LWS system? I will on occasion be using a follow focus if that has any bering (stability and what not).

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Cavision system
Zacuto Z-LWS
JVC KA551u

Edited by Trevor Swaim, 09 October 2007 - 04:14 AM.

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#2 Trevor Swaim

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 06:05 AM

No recommendations?
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#3 Mitch Gross

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 01:24 PM

Don't know much about the Cavision other than it's appeared very cheap & plasticy at trade shows where I've seen it. We sell the Zacuto gear so I don't want to sound like a pitch here, but I can tell you that if you ever decide to invest in the JVC lens adaptor for using 16mm glass, the Chrosziel rod plate won't fit right but the Zacuto will. Don't know about the Cavision. The issue is the need for a support for the lens adaptor.
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#4 Trevor Swaim

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 11:25 PM

Don't know much about the Cavision other than it's appeared very cheap & plasticy at trade shows where I've seen it. We sell the Zacuto gear so I don't want to sound like a pitch here, but I can tell you that if you ever decide to invest in the JVC lens adaptor for using 16mm glass, the Chrosziel rod plate won't fit right but the Zacuto will. Don't know about the Cavision. The issue is the need for a support for the lens adaptor.



So the JVC lens adapter aside would you say that the Zacuto is the best option? I know they have a reputation for being rather spendy, however they also have a reputation for never breaking... I just feel that getting the best set of rods would be the wisest investment for me at this time.
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#5 Walter Graff

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 08:51 PM

The cavision system is weak at best. Look into the Chroseziel 440-03-HD100k2



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#6 Trevor Swaim

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 04:56 PM

The cavision system is weak at best. Look into the Chroseziel 440-03-HD100k2




Thanks, that looks like a killer setup for the bucks.
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#7 Bryan D Olinger

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 12:15 AM

I have found the RSPU to not have a really snug fit when locked into the KA551. There is minor room for the wedge to move within the holster of the KA551 resulting in something that is not confidence inspiring. If budget is an issue, it is still tough to beat Cavision accessories.

Edited by Bryan D Olinger, 12 February 2008 - 12:19 AM.

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#8 KrillianRed

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 03:04 AM

i've decided to make my own out of aluminum sheets. this way i can control how big it is rather than paying 600+ dollars for one.
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