Movi M5 & Canon C100 Mark II - Remove EVF?

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  1. Torleif Lie

    Torleif Lie New Member

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    Hi,

    I received the Freely M5 gimbal a few days ago and I`m very impressed with this gimbal. It`s amazing!
    I first tested the gimbal with a Canon 5D Mark III with a Canon 14mm lens, easy to balance and perfect stabilized footage.

    I just received the new Canon C100 Mark II. The C100 Mark II has a new and larger EVF than the Mark I.
    Unfortunately it seems the EVF will restrict the free movement of the gimbal.

    If anyone has experience with C100 Mark II and the Movi M5
    I would very much appreciate info/recommendations on how to make this work.
     
  2. Hikari Homma

    Hikari Homma Member

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    I think I also buy C100mk2. I think what I can do is only buy Ronin as well.
     
  3. Torleif Lie

    Torleif Lie New Member

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    Hello Hikario,

    The Ronin is too heavy, I would not consider any other gimbal than the Freely gimbals.
     
  4. Daniel Kay

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    I'd like to know this too. Just got the M5 last week and was thinking about getting the c100 mkII soon. Let me know if you were able to find a solution. Thanks!
     
  5. Torleif Lie

    Torleif Lie New Member

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    Hi Daniel,
    Unfortunately the C100 Mark II does not fit on the M5.
    It`s not possible to remove the C100 Mark II EVF, I got this confirmed from Canon.
    The Mark I would work well.
    I am considering to purchase the M15, but do not know for sure if the C100 Mark II will work on this gimbal,
    maybe someone has tried it?
    The M15 is out of my budget at the current price point.
    I am not considering the M10.
     
  6. David Burgess

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    Hi Torleif!
    I was also considering upgrading my C100 MK1 to the MK2 to use on a Tero with a M5...but am a little nervous about the new EVF....if you were to run the M5 inverted and have the EVF angled up as much as possible would that give you some extra room to shoot upwards?
    The C100 MK2 would easily fit on a M15 as that has a lot more room but that is a different story!!
    Cheers
    David
     
  7. Dylan Glockler

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    Last weekend I shot with the c100 mark 1, it definitely pushes the limits of the m5 - doesn't really balance properly but the gimbal does manage. Today I tried using the mark ii and as indicated in this thread, the larger, non-removable evf renders it unusable. I was able to get it working briefly with about an inch of tilt before it hits the Movi. You could conceivably lock the tilt and have stabilized pan but I'd be worried about the stress on the motors and the potential for conflict.

    The idea about inverting is definitely intriguing, though again I feel the weight may be destructive overall with long term use.
     
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  8. Dylan Glockler

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    Shot a bit with the Canon C100 mark II on the MOVI m5 this week. It isn't exactly a match made in heaven, but it is doable. The larger EVF hits the MOVI so I put a tilt limiter.

    Had some trouble getting it balanced so I started in inverted mode which has a little more room. If you could mount the camera upside down and then run inverted mode you wouldn't have the EVF conflict, but I'm not sure how to do that.

    Anyone mounted the camera upside down?
     

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  9. Bryan Edmonds

    Bryan Edmonds Freefly Staff

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    With the camera removed from the M5, you can flip the cage 180 degrees on the tilt axis, so the camera mount is "on top." Then mount the camera upside down, facing out as you normally would. You can boot up the MōVI with the camera cage inverted, as long as it is perfectly upside down, and still.

    Once the M5 has initialized, you can flip it over. Now the camera is right-side up.
     
  10. Brian Brennan

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    Hey Dylan, can you share any more of your experience with the M5 and C100 Mark II? I'm hoping to get a movi M5 but I don't want to ruin the gimbal or have any shaky footage. The tilt doesn't really bother me too much since a majority of work I do is weddings and real-estate videos. Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  11. Steve Allanson

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    I can also confirm MK11 is problematic with M5 solely because of the eyepiece. In all other respects it's mint.
    The roll arms need extending by roughly 3" (75mm) and that may do it.
    It's a lot better with a short prime lens on the rig as the balance can come forward but still not enough.
    Update:
    I've been playing around a bit more with the mk11 and M5. Seems like its not to much of a drama.
    Tilt is limited but Ive yet to do a shot that Ive needed max tilt. Im going to pursue with this camera and rig. Ive ordered 4x 10" rods off Berkeysystem.com They are super light and very stiff and then I'll be able to close the cage again and support camera in two places.
     
  12. Brian Brennan

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    I removed the eye piece today. The camera balances perfectly now without rubbing. However, by removing... I mean breaking.

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