And the Matrix Cheese Plate:
This solution works only if you have 15mm rods. You could use this config as a shoulder mount too with the matrix mounted to a shoulder rig as a counter weight.
Exactly Correct Mike. The height of the camera body is such that the camera base is lower than 85mm optical center to center rod clearance needed to have this long established standard align. So what all the plates you mention are doing is moving the 15mm LWS bracket forward and up in front of the camera base; therefore the rods can only extend IN FRONT of the camera.
With 15mm or 19mm studio rods, they sit significantly lower when measured from the optical axis so you have the room to attach a baseplate where rods can extend both in front and behind the camera body.
Check out the paper I wrote about rod standards with diagram here for further explanation:
Actually the Matrix plate is tapped for all three rod standards. It has the option of two sets of rod clamps; one 15mm and one 19mm. These can be adjusted for 15mm LWS, 15mm Studio and 19mm Studio; as pictured.
Eric, how is the camera attached to the 1030Ds?
I LOVE my CFF-1!
The new 1030 has the same sliding lock plate as the previous version with the standard OConnor quick release plate (this sliding lock plate can be turned around so the release mechanism is in the front or back of the camera- depending on preference.) The quick release plate has one ¼ and one 3/8 screw attached to the RED Dovetail Mounting Plate which is then mounted to the RED Quick Release Platform attached to the camera body.
This looks like some really great stuff. I am definitely interested in some OConnor accessories.
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