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#1 Jordan-Rhys Jenkins

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 10:29 PM

Hi all,

 

I was wondering whether there are front box mount made for lower end tripod heads (instead of the usual OConnor, etc)?

I understand this more then likely doesn't exist due to the weight capacity of the heads, however thought it would be worth asking. Thanks.


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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 06:31 AM

A ditty bag that you can hang underneath might be a better bet for lighter tripods.


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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:03 AM

I want to make something that I can hang on the legs of my little Vinten tripod.

 

On smaller stuff, the slightly-variable weight loaded into a box would, I fear, cause issues. But I am very familiar with that desire for a place to put things.

 

I have a "set box" full of useful stuff that tends to sit under the tripod.

 

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#4 Bruce Greene

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 11:21 AM

As am operator, I don't like front boxes. I usually ask to remove them, as they sometimes interfere with the operation of the camera.

Just my little thought of the day...
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#5 Jerry Murrel

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 12:29 PM

Personally, as an 1st AC, I've never worked on any film in which we used tripods

without the front box mount.  Having said that, the fluid heads have always been

O'Connors or Sacthler 9+9s.

 

If the front box interferes with a shot, it can be removed in only a second.  What

I don't keep in the front box stays on my belt or in my set bag.

 

-Jerry Murrel

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#6 Gregory Irwin

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 03:00 PM

As am operator, I don't like front boxes. I usually ask to remove them, as they sometimes interfere with the operation of the camera.
Just my little thought of the day...


I know more DPs who complain about front boxes until they realize they can stash their meter in it! : )
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