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    Hey guys,

    So we have the Red DSMC2 accessories, Wooden Camera, Tilta, OffHollywood and some future BrightTangerine modules. I'm finding it extremely hard to choose which one to go for. I'm a v-lock user but finding it very hard to know what is the best choice as it is very hard to see all these products in person to see which would be best.

    What are your experiences and what did you go for? I believe I may of missed some other company options, or if you think I should look at another company then let me know.

    I quite like the Red DSMC2™ Base Expander and then either getting the Red v-lock battery module or the Wooden Camera version. Just so I have future flexibility with future modules. Thoughts?

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    that's the way i went Phil. Makes things really flexible.
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    Did you go for the Wooden Camera version?
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    Use the wooden Camera version, Gonna check to see how my new blueshape batteries sit on there, may pick up a red one, but the woodencamera one is nice with a low profile
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    Thanks Matthew!

    How about other accessories?
    - Top plate & bottom
    - Handle

    I've gone for Wooden Camera in the past, as I like the nato rails with the safety section.
    I do like the OffHollywood handle tho!
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    For me, the most flexible setup has been to have things like the Base Expander and a separate V-Lock Module/Expander. I have both the RED and ET versions.

    The reason for this?

    When you don't need the Base Expander or whatever else you have in the Module Chain, you can rig small and tidy with just the V-Lock Module/Expander. There are slight trade offs with this method in terms of minimal additional rigging time and full rigs being slightly longer/heavier than they would be with an all inclusive Expander/Module, but it's the most versatile solution for sure.
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    For me, the most flexible setup has been to have things like the Base Expander and a separate V-Lock Module/Expander. I have both the RED and ET versions.

    The reason for this?

    When you don't need the Base Expander or whatever else you have in the Module Chain, you can rig small and tidy with just the V-Lock Module/Expander. There are slight trade offs with this method in terms of minimal additional rigging time and full rigs being slightly longer/heavier than they would be with an all inclusive Expander/Module, but it's the most versatile solution for sure.

    As I undrstand there is a big difference between seperate Vlock module + Base expander or the two in one Vlock module. As I understand, have not tested my self just yet, the Vlock module with built in connections have a difference as it can take a trigger as a closure. Which is something the base expander can not do.

    For that reason I picked the combo module.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Björn Benckert View Post
    As I undrstand there is a big difference between seperate Vlock module + Base expander or the two in one Vlock module. As I understand, have not tested my self just yet, the Vlock module with built in connections have a difference as it can take a trigger as a closure. Which is something the base expander can not do.

    For that reason I picked the combo module.
    The Base Expander requires +3.3V to trigger (same as the DSMC1 Epic/Scarlet), whereas the VLock expander and every other module use the Arri standard momentary trigger. So if you have trigger cables already for the older style the Base Expander might make sense.

    It's a non-issue if you're using a top plate that features a 3-pin Fischer port for triggering (like the WC Easy Top or the Arri DSMC2 top plate) as most ACs would probably use that instead.
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    Hi guys,

    Thanks for the replies. Really good to know about the trigger. Luckily I was going for the Easy Top from WC.
    What are you guys using for handles for the DSMC2? Are you using the a normal handle or going with ones with run/stop electronic triggers?
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    I like the base expander V lock but I want lemo (2pin) power, I don't love p taps. I have a base expander and a older ET batt plate that has lemo power taps build in, this is my favorite but I can't find a second set up like this. Anyone have a solution?
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