Movi M5 compatible with the new Sony fs5?

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  1. Simon Lefevre

    Simon Lefevre New Member

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    Hello,

    As a happy owner of a movi m5 using it with a 5d mIII.
    I am pretty exiting to see the new Sony fs5 and considering it as an upgrade.
    Now will the fs5 be compatible with the movi m5?
    The H x W will not be a problem. It is the lengthy depth of the camera that will cause the problem. (17,46 cm)
    Balancing it with a light prime lens could make this the ultimate camera to get for the m5.
    Thank you for your time and answers.
    Greetings from Belgium!
     
  2. Ozkan Erden

    Ozkan Erden Distributor

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    Since the weight is around 800 grams, I don't see any compatibility issue with FS5 + Movi M5.
     
  3. Alex Shvartsev

    Alex Shvartsev New Member

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    looks like there's no much trouble:
     
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  4. Derek Cooper

    Derek Cooper Active Member

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    If the FS5 batteries are similar to the FS7, they come in three different weights / sizes which helps counter-balance depending on load.

    One recommendation to keep the front of the camera light - the Zeiss Loxia lenses.
     
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  6. Alasdair McBroom

    Alasdair McBroom New Member

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    I have this combination along with the 18-105 kit lens. The viewfinder at the back of the camera is hitting the cross beam when I tilt up or down. I've tried a smaller lens to try and throw the camera forward a bit but that's not working. A pancake lens maybe, but that's a bit of a compromise. I'm struggling to see how I can move the camera any further forward than it currently is. So to answer the question - yes it will balance and allow you to pan and roll but don't expect to be able to tilt much.
     
  7. Veve Borimov

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    You can use BP-U60 (350g) and BP-U90 (630g) batteries to add extra weight at the back, instead of the BP-U30 (220g) that comes shipped with it, allowing you to move the camera forward ;)
    Also the Hawk-Woods alternatives BP-60U and BP-75U are a cheaper and equally good (both same size and 400g). The BP-75UX (432g) has 2x dtaps out as well which can help you power external accessories.
     
  8. Alasdair McBroom

    Alasdair McBroom New Member

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    Yes I managed to do that with the bigger battery and it still hits off the back of the M5. As well as that, the M5 then becomes a little unstable due to the weight that's been added.
     
  9. Alex Pickering

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    I've tried a few set ups for balancing the FS5 on a Movi M5. I ordered an HDMI elbow so the cord wouldn't hit the back of the M5. I also realized that in order to keep size down I'd have to use lightweight E-Mount lenses.

    I've successfully balanced an FS5 with a Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 and a Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 both with a BPU-60 battery. Follow my instagram account @alexander_pickering for more rig updates.
     

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  10. Bryan Edmonds

    Bryan Edmonds Chief MōVI Whisperer

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    If you are finding that the viewfinder hits the roll beam during tilt, try using the M5 inverted and raising the viewfinder it is highest position. This will give you a bit more tilt range before hitting anything! I've seen this work with the C100 Mark II on the M5 as well.
     

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