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What do I need to mount the EVF-1 on the Alexa?


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#1 Roman Alaivi

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 10:52 PM

I recently acquired an Alexa EV Classic body with the EVF for a film I will be shooting in the Spring. I would love to know what I might need, specifically what adapter / bracket I need to get the EVF connected. Here is a picture of what I have currently:

 

https://goo.gl/photo...bihX64xhAgYHx69

https://goo.gl/photo...o616pKRALuKT7w5

 

From what I could find, the normal EVF mounting bracket is a VMB-3 like shown here: https://www.abelcine...unting-Bracket/

I'm just wondering with what I have right now, what bracket could I use to connect the arm as is? 3rd party solutions / ideas welcome as well. Thank you very much for any suggestions!

 


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#2 Giray Izcan

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 11:28 PM

I would just get the original part. You invest that much money into an Alexa but cheap out on evf bracket. It seems a bit silly to me. What you have is the vf extension. You need vf ext leveler to hold the extension at whatever position you would like.
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Posted 29 November 2016 - 11:31 PM

Well, I didn't actually buy the camera, it's only graciously being lent to my production for a decent period of time. But I'm happy to spend money where needed. Outside of the leveler, is the only thing I need, the VMB-2 or 3? No other parts etc ? 

Thanks for the help btw!


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#4 Bertil Nilsson

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 03:38 PM

The VMB-2 is the mounting bracket from the Alexa EV, the VMB-3 is the updated version from the XT onwards (also fits the EV). However are you sure the mounting bracket is not hiding somewhere in a case and/or with the people who are lending you the camera? It normally lives on the camera body. It seems silly to buy a new bracket for a camera that is not yours due to the cost.

 

I guess you could clamp the rod of viewfinder extension you have with a Nano clamp arm from the central handle, but that's going to be quite awkward/difficult to use if you were thinking of shoulder mounting.


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