Method Of Balancing MCR With Various Moment Lenses

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  1. Pavel Houda

    Pavel Houda Member

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    Bad advice
     
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    Managed to balance iPhone XS Max, Moment Case and Anamorphic Lens with standard counterweight. I didn't even use the medium weights.

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  3. viktor manshtein

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    Balancing the MCP with any lens Moment is no problem. It is a little more difficult to do this if you use filters with 58mm and 18mm objectives.
     
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    My apologies, I was only referring to multiple post which states that additional weights are needed to balance most lenses. I have managed to balance anamorphic with filters too, unfortunately it requires a re-balance every change of weight and lens/filter combo.
     
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    Actually at least for my use-case a filter on and a filter off (i love my anamorphic lens) setup would be ideal if it requires less adjustment.

    Oh well maybe they can redesign the counter weight in the future.
     
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    It is better to let them change the design of the counterweight, which will be able to quickly and easily reconfigure
     
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    FYI Managed to get the anamorphic, iphone xs max and filters with my tuned weights. I only needed to move some weight combo around (without filter - top(heavy)/bottom(heavy plus light) with filter top(heavy plus light)/bottom (heavy plus medium) and pushed the weights in and out. I didn't need to adjust the levers, which is less tweaking (minimal) as Pavel mentioned. I just need to make sure the levels are locked semi-permanently.
     
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    True that, however i noticed that sometimes its not just the actual weight but the delicate balance of the different axis. Some filters are thicker which might greatly affect this.

    Just as a tip a really quick way to check balance is just to move the phone with the gimbal turned off. If the phone stays put in any way you put it its a good sign of balance and a great starting point for small tweaks when adjusting for filters and varying weight lenses.
     
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