Sony FS700

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  1. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Ben: If you do cut the CF dry, be sure to post pictures of yourself and your immediate surroundings afterwards! <evil grin>

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    Man, the dust must be bad! I only need to make one cut, so hopefully I'll live... (Here lies Ben, killed by carbon.)
     
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    Well, in a pinch, a trim saw (human powered) with a jig makes cutting carbon tubes fairly easy. I poured a bit of water on it to cut down on the dust. Now, to stretch that gimbal...
     
  4. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Sounds like you managed to tame the Dust Devil! A little water spray or poured on does the trick.

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  5. Matt Barker

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    FYI:

    FS700 , stripped down, no lens, stock battery. 3.712 lbs
    Sony 16mm 2.8 = 0.142 lbs
    Sony 18-55 OSS = 0.426 lbs

    Centech 5kg scale
     
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  6. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Just going from memory, that's pretty much on a par with a 5D Mk III with 24mm prime.....just can't remember whether that was with a 24/1.4 (which is heavier) than the 24/2.8 IS.

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    ben whats the length tha you cut your booms???
     
  8. Benjamin Rowland

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    I took a standard Cinestar 8 boom and cut it in half, so they are about 225mm long. Quadrocopter sells tubes that are 215mm long now, so I'd just buy a pair of those.
     
  9. Matt Barker

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    Any interest on thread on camera/component weights? I have a ton of cameras a glass at my shop and in my work I have access to alot gear.
     
  10. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Matt: I think that's a good idea.
    I presume you would update it by just editing the message?
    Or would it be better to have a Google document to which the thread links -- then you (or anyone else) could update the Google doc?

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  11. Matt Barker

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    I will start a google doc. Stay tuned!
     
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    Matt: A spreadsheet might prove easier to keep organized....just a thought....

    Andy.
     
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    That would be really apreciated ifvnot asking too much could you also put thecweight in grams ( so my lazy mind can skip on the weight conveter....) thanks
     
  14. JoeRuscito

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    Can you tilt directly down with the fs700? Also what lens are you using. Im having trouble finding a good balance point, even with extended side booms. Are your side booms directly horizontal? and also did you extend the vertical boom of the gimbal?

    Really appreciate the help.
     
  15. Matt Barker

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    16mm 2.8 pancake lens.
     
  16. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Joe: You cannot get a good balance point with the side arms horizontal if the centre of gravity is above or below the axis of the roll mechanism.
    The C of G has be right in line with the axis. if it's too high, then the gimbal will roll left or right, and if it's too low, it will pendulum into the center. So you will have to move the side arms to tilt up to bring the C of G into line with the roll axis, I suspect.

    Andy
     
  17. Sylvio Rangel

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    Did anyone ever tried the GH3? How does it compare to the FS100 in real life?
    I have an F3 and looking for a cam that cuts fine for aerials. FS100 is obvious match...but much heavier!!!
    Any thoughts are welcome.
     
  18. Gary Haynes

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    Search ViMEO for GravityShots and you can find some GH3 videos from Jeff Scholl.
     
  19. Matt Barker

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    If you are trying to match s-log, you will not have a true match. fs100/700 cannot run s-log. There are some s-log simulation settings, but that is it. For that matter I could simulate s-log on other non-FS and non-sony cams. I have flown various lumix cams. IMHO, I am not a fan of the smaller sensor/lens selection.
     
  20. Sylvio Rangel

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    The obvious reasons I am considering GH3 are: 1/4 price and 1/2 weight compared to FS100.
    I meant a picture quality match.
    I am afraid the GH3 will look as bad as my 7D compared to the F3.
    Comments over the web claim GH3 to be as good or even better then FS100.
    Is that right? Any personal experience with both on cinestar? Jello issues......Dinamic Range......Codec issues.....
     

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