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    Re: ARCA-SWISS C1 Cube - 85th Anniverisay Special

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    Yes, a very nice setting of Wedgwood dinner.
    What pattern?

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    Something with delicate little cubes I would say

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    Starting to feel everyone left the dock without me.
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    New workshop will have over 50% cube users. There'll be an afterhours cube party followed by the proper care and feeding of your cube.

    Stranger Danger Cube stickers will be available

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    Cube stickers
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    marketing plan for next workshop . 10k each and you get a free Cube.
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    Re: ARCA-SWISS C1 Cube - 85th Anniverisay Special

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    RRS L bracket for A900 on it's way. Was being held up by an out of stock panning clamp which I now won't need
    Nope, you sure won't -- all you need is the rail plate
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    Nope, you sure won't -- all you need is the rail plate
    That I have !!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    OK so I figured this was the cheapest I would ever see it and I didn't need the leather bag so...now was the only time to go completely insane....

    .....now that I've done it I need to go back and read up if it is working for you. Last installment I read you were waiting for the proper plate.
    Hi Terry,

    Next instalment of my trials are here:

    http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showth...?t=8305&page=2

    Best

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    The Cube is here!
    Have not put it through the paces yet, just gone through the movements......but.....
    I think it's worth every penny. Maybe I have been
    use to things less grand (you use what you got/afford/it gets the job done)
    But this is going to be a real joy to use in and out of the studio.
    I Love this thing!! OMG!

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    Congrats RHP -- it is for sure a winner in the studio!
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    Re: ARCA-SWISS C1 Cube - 85th Anniverisay Special

    I know this belongs on the what is on your cube thread but I couldn't resist....

    hehehehehehehehe......yes it does keep the new little E-P1 "Pen" solid as a rock



    I know shooting this at 1600 IS0 (whoops) is not worthy but I just got home after a long day and didn't look at the camera settings.

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    That's just wrong. LOL

    Be careful 1/15th of a second maybe shaky
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    Re: ARCA-SWISS C1 Cube - 85th Anniverisay Special

    First Terry, you need heavier tripod and forgo the adjustable center column, just mount it to the top plate of a series 3 or higher systematic.
    I also recommend a tripod platform. This can be easily constructed by floating a two ton slab of granite in a pool of mercury.
    Also, be sure that near major fault zones you do not attempt to make any critically sharp images.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    I know this belongs on the what is on your cube thread but I couldn't resist....

    hehehehehehehehe......yes it does keep the new little E-P1 "Pen" solid as a rock



    I know shooting this at 1600 IS0 (whoops) is not worthy but I just got home after a long day and didn't look at the camera settings.

    Terry - that looks just as good as my G10 does!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Creek View Post
    Terry - that looks just as good as my G10 does!
    I've been trying to find a way of attaching my iPhone to my Cube. Two design icons together.... and just imagine the quality of the images!

    ;-)

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    Re: ARCA-SWISS C1 Cube - 85th Anniverisay Special

    how about Cuba for that workshop?

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    LOL
    Terry that's just too funny!
    So for the price of the tripod head you can buy two of the camera : )
    thanks for posting this.
    am

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    Re: ARCA-SWISS C1 Cube - 85th Anniverisay Special

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    I know this belongs on the what is on your cube thread but I couldn't resist....

    hehehehehehehehe......yes it does keep the new little E-P1 "Pen" solid as a rock



    I know shooting this at 1600 IS0 (whoops) is not worthy but I just got home after a long day and didn't look at the camera settings.
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    Terry
    which RRS plate are you using for the EP1?
    sorry to take this a bit OT
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    Re: ARCA-SWISS C1 Cube - 85th Anniverisay Special

    No worries I was going to post it in the E-P1 thread anyway. It is the B9
    The good thing about this plate is if you put the lip (little raised part to the back of the camera, you have enough room to open the battery/card door which is a lifesaver.

    I can never find anything and give the right links on their website so here is a screen shot.

    Attachment 18998

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    Hi All

    I know we all seem to think the cube is expensive but spend the time to look up what some of the video photographers pay for a first class fluidic head. The very best are the price of a nice new car.

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    It's here! It's here! FedEx just delivered my Cube! (Thanks to Chris at Capture Integration!)

    The fancy Coach leather case has been replaced by a black corrugated cardboard box. I think I'll live though.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by kdphotography View Post
    It's here! It's here! FedEx just delivered my Cube! (Thanks to Chris at Capture Integration!)

    The fancy Coach leather case has been replaced by a black corrugated cardboard box. I think I'll live though.....

    My Coach leather is for sale

    Make offer
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    It's here! It's here! FedEx just delivered my Cube! (Thanks to Chris at Capture Integration!)

    The fancy Coach leather case has been replaced by a black corrugated cardboard box. I think I'll live though.....

    I especially like the fancy instruction manual that comes with the corrugated box version.

    Did anyone teach you the little trick on the quick release clamp? From the Jack Flesher version of the instruction manual........

    "But what most folks don't realize is that after half way, you use your thumb to pull out on the ribbed bar inside the lever to open it fully --- then the jaws are open enough to pull the plate straight off the clamp, so make sure you have a hand on your camera when you do that!"

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    I especially like the fancy instruction manual that comes with the corrugated box version.
    Yeah I noticed that too---B&W photocopied and stapled together. I understand those that got the Coach leather treatment received color embossed instruction manuals on linen stationary.... Can I have your copy, Don?

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    Doh!

    .....drank the damned cool-aid.....
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    Your all sick people. I'm moving over to the Gitzo forum.
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    Save!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Multiflex at $985 USD

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    the question is what to do with the 1800€ I saved buying the 410 instead of a cube - should I buy another lens or get the ABS of my R1150GS repaired?

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    Quote Originally Posted by t_streng View Post
    the question is what to do with the 1800 I saved buying the 410 instead of a cube - should I buy another lens or get the ABS of my R1150GS repaired?

    The brakes. Most definitely. Somehow the vision of laying in bed with road rash while gazing at a Cube on a tripod isn't appealing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdphotography View Post
    Yeah I noticed that too---B&W photocopied and stapled together. I understand those that got the Coach leather treatment received color embossed instruction manuals on linen stationary.... Can I have your copy, Don?
    Mine came on a BlueRay disk. And yes you can have a copy just as soon as i figure out how
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    Re: ARCA-SWISS C1 Cube - 85th Anniverisay Special

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    I also recommend a tripod platform. This can be easily constructed by floating a two ton slab of granite in a pool of mercury.
    Also, be sure that near major fault zones you do not attempt to make any critically sharp images.
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    For those living in Japan, Tokyo Bay can be used as a substitute for the pool of mercury...
    Can't be any worse than the Saigon River!
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    Quote Originally Posted by t_streng View Post
    the question is what to do with the 1800 I saved buying the 410 instead of a cube - should I buy another lens or get the ABS of my R1150GS repaired?
    Can you use an arca swiss type plate with your 410?

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    Quote Originally Posted by t_streng View Post
    the question is what to do with the 1800 I saved buying the 410 instead of a cube - should I buy another lens or get the ABS of my R1150GS repaired?
    Get an EP-1. It's FUN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashley View Post
    Get an EP-1. It's FUN!
    Wasn't expecting you to be a fan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by etrump View Post
    Can you use an arca swiss type plate with your 410?
    Frankly I dont know. So far I just have used the plate delievered with the 410.
    It is relativly large and I have the feeling it sits there pretty tight.

    In the end I cant really say how good the 410 is since I only have used it few times and only with wide angle - i like the handling and it feels pretty solid. I prefer the handling compared to the Gitzo ballhead I have used before. When I got the Artec and wanted to precisly level the camera I felt that I needed a geared head but thought I would first try the "cheap" alternative. I was surprized how good the 410 handles and how solid it feels. SO far I dont feel I need anything else.
    I have no doubt the cube is better, however I dont feel I would miss anything.

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    Re: ARCA-SWISS C1 Cube - 85th Anniverisay Special

    Enough already. I thought this forum was a friendly, informative place to spend a few minutes each evening. I had no idea it was going to cost me money - real money.

    Now I've been smitten with THE CUBE and have decided to buy one. (To be fair, this is partly Reichmann's fault for letting me play with his.) Given that this forum effectively performed the Coup de Grace, I think it would be appropriate if each subscriber to this thread made a cash contribution towards my purchase.

    As an alternative, I would (eagerly) accept advice as to what plate(s) I should buy for mating it with my AFD III.

    You choose, money or advice.

    Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Caulfeild-Browne View Post
    Enough already. I thought this forum was a friendly, informative place to spend a few minutes each evening. I had no idea it was going to cost me money - real money.

    Now I've been smitten with THE CUBE and have decided to buy one. (To be fair, this is partly Reichmann's fault for letting me play with his.) Given that this forum effectively performed the Coup de Grace, I think it would be appropriate if each subscriber to this thread made a cash contribution towards my purchase.

    As an alternative, I would (eagerly) accept advice as to what plate(s) I should buy for mating it with my AFD III.

    You choose, money or advice.

    Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Caulfeild-Browne View Post
    Enough already. I thought this forum was a friendly, informative place to spend a few minutes each evening. I had no idea it was going to cost me money - real money.

    Now I've been smitten with THE CUBE and have decided to buy one. (To be fair, this is partly Reichmann's fault for letting me play with his.) Given that this forum effectively performed the Coup de Grace, I think it would be appropriate if each subscriber to this thread made a cash contribution towards my purchase.

    As an alternative, I would (eagerly) accept advice as to what plate(s) I should buy for mating it with my AFD III.

    You choose, money or advice.

    Please.

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    Re: ARCA-SWISS C1 Cube - 85th Anniverisay Special

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Caulfeild-Browne View Post
    Enough already. I thought this forum was a friendly, informative place to spend a few minutes each evening. I had no idea it was going to cost me money - real money.

    Now I've been smitten with THE CUBE and have decided to buy one. (To be fair, this is partly Reichmann's fault for letting me play with his.) Given that this forum effectively performed the Coup de Grace, I think it would be appropriate if each subscriber to this thread made a cash contribution towards my purchase.

    As an alternative, I would (eagerly) accept advice as to what plate(s) I should buy for mating it with my AFD III.

    You choose, money or advice.

    Please.

    Bill

    Bill,

    Not sure if you saw my posts in the other cube thread in which I tested the Phamiya on the cube under a variety of circumstances and with a variety of plates. In the end the consensus is the RRS L plate but the jury is mildly out. I have the Arca L plate and that gives the best results out of the three plates i have but under certain circumstances even that plate is not perfect. Jack believes that under those circumstances his RRS plate would probably do better and has kindly offered to run the test when he gets back with all his gear.

    HTH

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    I don't know about Tim's Arca L plate, but for the Mamiya 645 AFD III/Phase 645AF camera body-----between the RRS L bracket and the Kirk L bracket, I'd choose the RRS L bracket. Both are similar in design, quality and function. I have the Kirk L bracket---but after seeing images of Jack's RRS L bracket----the design is ever so slightly different: the RRS Bracket does not cover the remote trigger port as much as the Kirk design does, which means it makes it easier to remove your electromagnetic release cable. The lens release button does not take nearly as much effort to use, so easy to manipulate with a single finger, whereas getting at the release cable with the Kirk is difficult at best. Keep your hex wrench handy!

    The Kirk has a nice "spacer" block available that attaches onto the Kirk L bracket (will work with other L brackets I am sure) to allow more space to use the EM release cable in portrait orientation on your new Cube (or other tripod head).

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    Re: ARCA-SWISS C1 Cube - 85th Anniverisay Special

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    I don't know about Tim's Arca L plate, but for the Mamiya 645 AFD III/Phase 645AF camera body-----between the RRS L bracket and the Kirk L bracket, I'd choose the RRS L bracket. Both are similar in design, quality and function. I have the Kirk L bracket---but after seeing images of Jack's RRS L bracket----the design is ever so slightly different: the RRS Bracket does not cover the remote trigger port as much as the Kirk design does, which means it makes it easier to remove your electromagnetic release cable. The lens release button does not take nearly as much effort to use, so easy to manipulate with a single finger, whereas getting at the release cable with the Kirk is difficult at best. Keep your hex wrench handy!

    The Kirk has a nice "spacer" block available that attaches onto the Kirk L bracket (will work with other L brackets I am sure) to allow more space to use the EM release cable in portrait orientation on your new Cube (or other tripod head).

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    What about the Phase L bracket ?

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    What about the Phase L bracket ?
    Not sure about the Phase L-bracket. I remember talking with Chris Lawery about it----and *maybe* the Phase version was machined by RRS? Can't recall. Might be better to talk with Chris or Doug on the Phase L Bracket version, differences/compared to the Kirk and RRS versions.

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    Re: ARCA-SWISS C1 Cube - 85th Anniverisay Special

    I have the RRS L bracket had it since it first came out. Phase is the same thing. Don't leave home without it

    I think though Phase comes with a hand strap. I use a Hassy strap myself
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    Re: ARCA-SWISS C1 Cube - 85th Anniverisay Special

    My Mamiya then Phase AFD had a Kirk L bracket on them and it worked great with the Cube...
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    Re: ARCA-SWISS C1 Cube - 85th Anniverisay Special

    Thank you all for your highly valued advice, and for the cash that the rest of you have presumably put in the mail.....

    I'm inclined to the RRS having used their plates before with Canon gear.

    I'll let you know how it all works out.

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