Author Topic: Baseplate for 5D3 and rods?  (Read 2810 times)


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Baseplate for 5D3 and rods?
« on: April 29, 2017, 11:23:06 PM »

I use a old version of a Cavision system for my 5D3 rig, the purpose is to have a Mattebox, FF and other possibilities of a rod system. But is it fast, easy to use? No, no, no. It nearly sucks, the matte box is stuck, the change from shooting stills to mount it back to shooting video is taking far to much time. 

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What are you using? I'm looking for a system much like previous Zacuto settings. Easy of use and fast to go from Video to stills.
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Re: Baseplate for 5D3 and rods?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2017, 08:12:18 AM »
I don't use a rail plate anymore, it's not necessary for such a light camera body and lens combo. I connect a quick release clamp directly to a railblock: My mattebox has a height adjustment, without one you'll have to get a railblock with a height that suits, or add a suitable spacer or plate. You can get a plate like this: and position it and the clamp at a 90 degree angle to the camera base so you can slide the camera body back to more easily decouple it from the mattebox for quick lens changes. I have another railblock attached to my tripod plate that I just slide on to the rods, and 3 rod clamps attached to handles and a shoulder pad: You can find cheaper arca swiss clamps and plates on ebay.