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Affordable support option for heavy anamorphic setup?


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Hey guys, so im waiting for my redstan clamp that should be here any day now but am looking at my setup ( Kowa Bell & Howell and a Helios m42 lens) and comparing it with the gh2 body mount and im a little worried it might need some support. I remember it mentioned somewhere, possibly the anamorphic guidebook but it was quite expensive, but am wondering if there are any cheap support options you guys have found?

Much thanks :)

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what's your budget?


baseplate x 15mm rails for $99 [url="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/875117-REG/IndiPRO_Tools_indi_base_DSLR_Baseplate_15mm_Rods.html"]http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/875117-REG/IndiPRO_Tools_indi_base_DSLR_Baseplate_15mm_Rods.html[/url]


lens support for $25 [url="http://www.amazon.com/Opteka-15mm-Lens-Support-Bracket/dp/B007R3Z8OG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354900120&sr=8-1&keywords=15mm+lens+support"]http://www.amazon.com/Opteka-15mm-Lens-Support-Bracket/dp/B007R3Z8OG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354900120&sr=8-1&keywords=15mm+lens+support[/url]


i got the indipro tools friction follow focus (i need to do some tweaking to get it to work smoother/better) but mostly i use the rail system for supporting my lens. i found something similar to the opteka support and it works just fine


crappy pic from my ipod touch, but you get the idea.



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Hey guys, thanks for your responses I ended up doing some more searching around and found a cheap solution

Here is a rail setup with adjustable lens support, the 4 reviews it has speaks very highly of the construction quality


I ended up finding it cheaper on ebay with a matte box here



I ended up ordering it so ill review it once i get it and let you guys know!

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If you don't need, or don't want, or can't use a full-on baseplate and rod support there's also the VELBON SPT-1 which I read about on these forums.  I've also seen examples of it adapted for use with one of the smaller, DSLR-specific support rails options, for use with follow-focus but still without the bulk of a full baseplate...



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