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#1 Davon Slininger

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 03:37 AM

I've heard that there is another company manufacturing quick release assemblies like the Ronford Baker RBQ. Does anyone know what those are and where I can find them in LA.

Or if you have an RBQ to sell I'll gladly take it off your hands too.
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 09:26 PM

An assistant named Dave Berryman has a machinist make some in batches. I bought one and it is very nice. PM me and I'll send you his e-mail address (don't know if he'd want it public)
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#3 Jason Knoll

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 07:20 PM

I am also in the market for a used RBQ or a knock off if there are any more leads out there.
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#4 Seamus Mulligan-Ferry

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 11:03 PM

You could try contacting Ron MacDonald at Cine Support Equipment, based in Montana. He's pretty much a one-man shop so delivery dates are kind of fluid, but he's very nice. I do know he manufactures RBQRs as well as anything else you may need* (QR plates, whips, cranks, etc.). I have no idea if he has a minimum quantity that he requires to manufacture, but he's worth a call.

No website to speak of, but a quick google search says (406) 363-0022. Good luck.


*Personal note: I really dislike the design of his spreaders (They fold outward when closing the legs), so just be forewarned if you are in the market.
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#5 Davon Slininger

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 12:18 AM

Hey Chris I PM'd you but it says you cannot receive any new messages.
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#6 Chris Keth

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 03:09 PM

Hey Chris I PM'd you but it says you cannot receive any new messages.


I got your e-mail and forwarded the e-mail I got about the custom RBQs. I love mine.
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#7 Steve Zimmerman

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:33 PM

Resurrecting an old thread...

Does this business still exist? Phone number does not work.

--Looking for a cheaper alternative to this kind of quick release. We have a terrific big fluid tripod head, but no quick release. What could we use for a 30lb camera without spending $400+??

Thanks,

Steve Zimmerman

Edited by Steve Zimmerman, 23 October 2012 - 07:34 PM.

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#8 Steve Zimmerman

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:46 PM

It's for a Moviecam film camera.

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#9 Kar Wai Ng

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:15 AM

The cheapest one I've found is a little over $400 without the plate: http://www.cinematic...mera-assistants
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#10 Steve Zimmerman

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:40 AM

Thanks!!

We bought this quick release on ebay:

Quickset Hercules QR

We will see if it works or not. It seems big enough... I don't know if it has any sort of safety catch to keep the release lever from opening. Maybe we can engineer something to work as one.
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#11 Chris Keth

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:16 PM

Careful buying this knockoff stuff. Remember this is going to be holding $150K + worth of stuff to your cart, or to a crane, etc. Also, I would stick to the Ronford Baker standard. It's really a pain when one person on a crew uses a different quick release than everybody else.
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#12 david berryman

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:11 AM

howdy y'all,

just found this site by randomly googling ronford baker quick release & low & behold i found my name & product being graciously promoted by chris, indeed a customer of mine.

feel free to contact me directly for more info: texabilly at me dot com.

thanks

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Edited by david berryman, 15 January 2013 - 12:13 AM.

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#13 david berryman

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 03:24 PM

just so y'all know, i, david "clean" berryman, am indeed still making quick release bases (QRB's) as well as a variety of other camera, preston & cinetape parts.  pm me or go to 

 

http://www.cleanscamerasupport.com

 

thanks!

clean


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