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  1. #1 Red Handle or Wooden handle? Doubt about red handle at red store 
    This is the problem and the doubt. To buy red handle+swit rail, or wooden hande+easy plate xl ?

    I like more the red handle, but I would like to screw the lcd on the handle like the picture I attach.
    But I look for this model on the red store and I couldn't find it. It's a bit different. (or is the same?)

    http://www.red.com/store/rail-compon...ng-top-handlen

    I would like to use the same configuration that the picture I attach.
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    That's the DSMC Sliding Handle that you linked, same as the photo. The front rosette piece has just been removed. You will like the RED handle a lot better I think... I am very happy with mine.

    You can either remove the rosette piece and mount the LCD as in the photo you attached, or bolt the LCD to the top of the handle, in front of the grip.

    Enjoy!
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    ooook. That was my doubt. Thank you so much!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JairoIglesias View Post
    ooook. That was my doubt. Thank you so much!!
    You're welcome. There are a few threads about how to remove that piece - it's really on there - but it's doable with a little patience an some elbow grease. I can't find the threads at the moment but I'm sure someone can link you to one.

    ETA: some of the posts on the first page of this thead cover the removal of the rosette block from the front of the top handle: http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthr...remove+rosette
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    I haven't used the Red handle so I can't comment on that, but I do have the x leather handle, and I do use it as you describe. And I love it. Great build quality, love the leather, and if you add a few accessories you can make it into a great sliding handle, and place the monitor in front of the handle as you showed. It works great.
    Here is what you need :
    - Handle : http://www.x.com/top-handle-leather
    - 2 safety NATO rails : http://www.x.com/safety-nato-rail-70
    - 2 NATO clamps : http://www.x.com/nato-clamp
    Put one NATO rail on the top of your camera, and one in front of the handle (there are 2 taped holes in front of the handle, one above the other). Then just put a clamp on the monitor and one on the handle. That way you can easily remove the handle if you need to, and remove the monitor from the handle whenever you want, and place it on another NATO rail somewhere else, for example to quickly switch to a handheld config.
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    I ordered the x Top Handle (rubber grip). I'm going to have the 5" on a noga arm, so it won't interfere with the handle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nils Ruinet View Post
    I haven't used the Red handle so I can't comment on that, but I do have the x leather handle, and I do use it as you describe. And I love it. Great build quality, love the leather, and if you add a few accessories you can make it into a great sliding handle, and place the monitor in front of the handle as you showed. It works great.
    Here is what you need :
    - Handle : http://www.x.com/top-handle-leather
    - 2 safety NATO rails : http://www.x.com/safety-nato-rail-70
    - 2 NATO clamps : http://www.x.com/nato-clamp
    Put one NATO rail on the top of your camera, and one in front of the handle (there are 2 taped holes in front of the handle, one above the other). Then just put a clamp on the monitor and one on the handle. That way you can easily remove the handle if you need to, and remove the monitor from the handle whenever you want, and place it on another NATO rail somewhere else, for example to quickly switch to a handheld config.
    Can you post a picture of your setup? Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by William Albertini View Post
    Can you post a picture of your setup? Thanks!
    I'll try to post one tomorrow, but it's pretty similiar to the pic in the first post.
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    So, here are some pics from my setup.
    There are 2 NATO rails in this setup, 1 for the monitor (I have another NATO rail on a noga arm when I want to switch quickly to handheld) and 1 for the left side handle, so removing or adding this side handle is a matter of seconds. I love this handle but it gets in the way when you're doing handheld (shoulder mounted), so I need to be able to remove it quickly. I could use a third NATO rail for the top handle, but I didn't have any left. Definately will buy more of these...
    It's not the perfect setup yet, but I'm starting to really like it.
    The backplate is the Viewfactor one, it's everything I was hoping for.
    And I have only good stuff to say about x, very very fast service and great products.
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