Munich 9th of June, 24°C sunny - 13:55 a van is approaching in direction of my house and is dropping 2 boxes, after 14 months the wait is over.
A big thanks to John Restivo, Brent and Kelly who take really good care of me.
From my origiginal order I´m just missing the EVF and the ET 19mm base plate.
I´m a very happy man ;) and when my wife comes home from work, we´ll open a bottle of champagne ;)
I´m very happy with the mechanical parts: Handles work fine, Cradle locks the Red Drive perfectly in place, Batteries (im using Swit LiIons) work fine on cradle and Universal Battery plate, no wiggling no nothing. I´ve one 160Wh swit battery on now for a bit more than 90min and it says still 50% full so I´m happy with my battery choice (and they´re even cheaper than the Red ones ;)
Will use the Shoulder Dovetail and Baseplate until the 19mm Base arrives with adding some Tape to the sides it fits quite nice with the camera.
Thanks again to all the RED Staff and to Jim to make that Camera come true.
Will add photos later, going out now to shoot some stuff
Manuel - happy #1809 owner :)))