Canon 1DX/Movi5....Compatible?

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  1. Jim Wilson

    Jim Wilson New Member

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    I shoot Canon 1Dx and Nikon D800 bodies. The 1DX with a 24-70II lens is under five pounds, not by much though. Any opinion on how the Movi 5 might work with those cameras?
     

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  2. Josh Lambeth

    Josh Lambeth Well-Known Member

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    It won't work due to the camera tray not being big enough to fit the 1D cameras.

    Josh
     
  3. Jim Wilson

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    Thanks Josh. That adds another 10K to the equation :(
     
  4. Josh Lambeth

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    Yup, i'm in the same boat.
     
  5. Mike Vickers

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    I haven't tested this myself but I've seen one video where the top bar of the M5 was taken off to fit a Canon C100. The same may work for the 1D models. You will loose a bit of stability but it should still work ok.
     
  6. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    You’ll be better off with the D800, but even with that one, you’ll want to use a light-ish lens.
     
  7. MIke Magee

    MIke Magee Active Member

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    There is a possibility that it might work. Here's the 1D with a 16-35 on the M5. Top bracket off but still pretty stable.
     

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  8. Dylan Law

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    We have had the 1DC and C100 on the M5 with no problems what so ever. Just take off the top support and balance correctly and you are good to go.
     
  9. Peter Scudner

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    Dylan - I'm interested in flying a C100. Glad to see you did and the guys at Abel Cine did too. Any issues? What lenses are you using? I know some say that the cage isn't stable without the top bar or the motors work too hard. Your thoughts? Any pictures? Thanks. Pete
     
  10. Dylan Law

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    Hi Peter - I have had no issues with a C100 on the M5. It is as simple as removing the top bar and balancing correctly. It all comes down to getting the right balance dialed in and the M5 with a C100 flies like a dream.
     

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  11. Mike Sutton

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    Its works fine with 1Dc or 1Dx you just are not going to get a wireless FF on there with it.
     
  12. Nicolas Teeuwen

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    Surely they must have added the top support for a reason. I was under the impression it partly had to do with only having one screw for most DSLR.s so the the camera in theory can twist in the position. I use Really Right Stuff L-Plate with my camera but it has too much vertical distance when put on the Movi. In theory I could mount a RRS clamp to the provided camera plate with two screws and then have an anti-twist. How are you handling this with the bigger cameras ?
     
  13. Keith Soucy

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    Hey Dylan, what stiffness settings have you been using for the C100? I'm using the 50mm1.4 and 24mm, and so far so good. Have you played with any other lenses that work better? the 16/35 is a tad heavy, but I have not messed with stiffness.
     
  14. Dylan Law

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    Hey Keith,
    I find myself running at around 20's for over all stiffness with some small adjustments here and there. Have no fear with that lens. if things are balanced perfectly you will be more than fine. These units are sneaky and if balanced right can handle more then you would think. Hope all is well with you.

    The fun part is working with the M10 and building up a full EPIC rig.
     
  15. AlexBahena

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    I have a Nikon D800 with a 14-24 lens with no issues. I'll probably go with a prime later but it works fine with the 14-24 and I wouldn't say it's the lightest thing on earth, but it's under the weight limit. I did have to remove my quick release bracket.
     
  16. David Lavery

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    I've been using d800 with my Nikor 16mm prime. But also with my Zeiss primes, that are pretty heavy.
     
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