kidding aside... those side handles lock down tight. and the good thing is that if they are loose, you will know it pretty quickly, because it will move around pretty easily.
That said.. if you do something stupid and forget to tighten some bolts... bad stuff is gonna happen. Just like if you forget to tighten the nuts on your car's wheels..
Do you know why RED are marking their lenses with F stops and not T stops found on other Cinema lenses?
way to take things way off topic Rory.
Our lenses have really accurate F stops, and all of our lenses are calibrated to the sensor and the loss from the front through to the back plane is minimized as much as possible. Your not loosing a full stop between F and T stops like some older lenses.
Thank you Jim & Jarred, this compact design just hook my heart even further :D.
Reminds me of a Lumiere concoction from the 1910s... very retro
Hey Jarred sorry of taking the topic way off.. another thread has been going for sometime now with no response from RED.
It does seem strange to go F stop when the industry uses T stops so having a mix of RED lenses on set will cause a problem.
Why not make RED lenses industry standard for Cinema lenses and having them in T stops?
I like the new design, seems cleaner and more solid. I have an issue. I posted this on the display readout placement thread but maybe belongs here too.
The option of the rails is nice but not necessarily all the time, the hard points would be useful and maybe more solid. Think of running with the camera and how unsecure the reddrive and battery would feel on rails. I think I could make a hard mount that would be more solid but would need some place to attach it and would rather not have to drill into the backplate myself.
I could draw this if necessary.
I have had lenses that weigh over 50 pounds alone (pannavision 3 to 1 or hubble as it has been dubbed) that have 95% or more of there weight supported on very long rods. A little battery and reddrive are nothing on a pair of short rods and will be rock solid.Originally Posted by AquaVideoRed206
Think of running with the camera and how unsecure the reddrive and battery would feel on rails.
I think this is the craziest statement I have ever seen on this site.I think I could make a hard mount that would be more solid but would need some place to attach it and would rather not have to drill into the backplate myself.
Look my point and the earlier post's point that I was piggybacking on is that, for example virtually every ENG/EFP style broadcast camera has a V-mount or Anton Bauer mount plate screwed - i.e. hardmounted - to the back chassis of the camera and it is very solid. It isn't uncommon to have multiple battery boxes, wireless transmitters, receivers, etc. hanging back there either and because of those hard attachment points they are pretty solid. Yes, the rails would work OK, but maybe not as nicely. Also, most of the rail attachments use squeeze/friction fittings to hold stuff on which is okay and easy to adjust and also easier to come loose - some situations work better with nice solid screws.
Not to mention there are some applications where it would be nice not to have the additional base plate that the rods are attached to - for example an underwater housing - and it would be nice to have hard attachment points at the rear for those situations.
The upshot is what I described might be useful and wouldn't be hard to machine or diecast. I think Jim's Solidworks guy could add what I am talking about in about 10 minutes - maybe just additional material and threaded holes around where the screws attach the backplate to the main body - it wouldn't even be adding - it would just mean machining a little less away on the CNC. The RED has supposedly been all about being easily configured in multiple ways. (The RED cage is just an add on with about a hundred of these attachment points.) All I'm saying is a couple of mount points on the back of the camera as well might be a good thing and is easy to do at this stage.
Lovingly, Psychotically yours,
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