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#1 Mike Lary

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 02:02 PM

I saw a picture of a Leko mounted above camera and I'm curious how it would be done. Part of the photo was obscured. The light had the standard yoke for hanging with a bolt and washer but the light was upright on some kind of support. Is there a standard adapter for mounting Lekos upright?

edit: I should note that I'm working with older Lekos, pre Source Four.

Edited by Mike Lary, 15 February 2009 - 02:04 PM.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 02:44 PM

I saw a picture of a Leko mounted above camera and I'm curious how it would be done. Part of the photo was obscured. The light had the standard yoke for hanging with a bolt and washer but the light was upright on some kind of support. Is there a standard adapter for mounting Lekos upright?

edit: I should note that I'm working with older Lekos, pre Source Four.



Threaded baby pin screwed in to handle? TVMP adapter on light?

Curious as to what the usage was.
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#3 Mike Lary

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 03:27 PM

Threaded baby pin screwed in to handle? TVMP adapter on light?

Thanks, Robert. I double-checked the photo and it looks like a TVMP adapter. I'm not sure about the usage in that instance. The photo is tightly cropped and there's no further explanation. It's on page 155 of Blain Brown's "Cinematography".
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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 04:08 PM

That photo is of a Source-4 -- I'm not a grip, but I believe you can just replace the pipe clamp rig that might be on a Leko with a baby spud. In that photo, I doubt it's mounted onto the camera, but is probably on a baby offset arm mounted to a combo stand.
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#5 Mike Lary

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 05:25 PM

In that photo, I doubt it's mounted onto the camera, but is probably on a baby offset arm mounted to a combo stand.

Thanks, Mr. Mullen. That makes more sense than having it on-camera considering the weight and balance of the unit.
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