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    dream, u can be an advertising producer.
    damn good imagi.

    as much as i love the titanium, i wont pay 3.8k for it.
    so dont tempt me lah.futile one lah.

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    personally I'm not convinced by Acratech's idea of the GV2 being turned into a "gimbal"... it flies in the face of the idea that in a gimbal mount, the centre of mass of the camera and lens setup is mounted over the centreline of the head and tripod so that the camera and lens is perfectly balanced over the tripod and free to swivel, tilt and rotate without causing shifts in stability... ... I mean, look at the Acratech image... the centre of mass of the camera and lens is obviously hanging over the side of the head/tripod setup, meaning that the weight of the camera/lens setup is creating a torque force around the head...

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    Quote Originally Posted by theRBK View Post
    personally I'm not convinced by Acratech's idea of the GV2 being turned into a "gimbal"... it flies in the face of the idea that in a gimbal mount, the centre of mass of the camera and lens setup is mounted over the centreline of the head and tripod so that the camera and lens is perfectly balanced over the tripod and free to swivel, tilt and rotate without causing shifts in stability... ... I mean, look at the Acratech image... the centre of mass of the camera and lens is obviously hanging over the side of the head/tripod setup, meaning that the weight of the camera/lens setup is creating a torque force around the head...
    this is why i do not understand the extracted statement in my previous post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    dream, u can be an advertising producer.
    damn good imagi.

    as much as i love the titanium, i wont pay 3.8k for it.
    so dont tempt me lah.futile one lah.
    You're not paying 3.8K to buy a tripod.

    You're just applying a small portion of your vast resources in exchange for a life-time of prestige and happiness.

    Then after you get the pod, you can always share the love and lend it to me.

    BWWWWWWWWWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    OK, just funnin yer! Won't kacau your thread anymore.

    All the best in your search.

    CHEERS!

    p.s. Don't think you would like a real gimbal head. Massively and weighty, but once you use one with a humongous lense, you wouldn't want to use anything else.
    Last edited by Dream Merchant; 7th January 2008 at 01:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    Its gimbal-type design allows you to rotate your lens around its center of gravity and thus easily manipulate very large lenses.

    this is what i dont understand.from the pic, how does the lens able to be position 'around it's center of gravity'?

    blur liao....
    For a gimbal design, normally the lens and it's tripod feet would sit nicely allowing one to manouvre the whole setup up and downwards, in a plane like a swing.

    What Acratech is claiming is that it's design allows that when you lock the ballhead to the side, probably it's balanced in such a way that it allows it.... Seen the video of it in use and yes... meant for the single plane movement smoothly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    this is why i do not understand the extracted statement in my previous post.
    personally, i think its just marketing talk... ... now a ball head that can be turned into a gimbal could be achieved by using a Wimberley Sidekick... although to get the setup to hang directly over the centre line of the tripod one might have to get the required adaptors to adjust the distance of the arm to the ball head, depending on lens used...

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    only the best for jeanie

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    only the best for jeanie
    you mean a humvee with a gimbal mount and 2 assistantwalahs to drive and to manpack the gimbal/heavy duty tripod when going off vehicle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by theRBK View Post
    you mean a humvee with a gimbal mount and 2 assistantwalahs to drive and to manpack the gimbal/heavy duty tripod when going off vehicle...
    Only 2 assistants?

    I thought there must be more... to set up lights, etc... hahha
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    Quote Originally Posted by theRBK View Post
    you mean a humvee with a gimbal mount and 2 assistantwalahs to drive and to manpack the gimbal/heavy duty tripod when going off vehicle...
    that is too small, where to mount the lights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    that is too small
    Hmmmm, a Striker then? 8 wheeled, armoured carrier...

    Plus 1 whole platoon of men to set up stuff...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    that is too small, where to mount the lights?
    off topic!
    infraction given.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    off topic!
    infraction given.
    still in topic, just at a higher scale

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    Jeanie, you know it in your heart, after looking at tat beautiful n compact tripod...

    you can't bear to look at others... Go ahead, make that call... order one now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    Its gimbal-type design allows you to rotate your lens around its center of gravity and thus easily manipulate very large lenses.

    this is what i dont understand.from the pic, how does the lens able to be position 'around it's center of gravity'?

    blur liao....
    the plate is long, and you can slide in and out till it balances
    chezburgr i can haz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Jeanie, you know it in your heart, after looking at tat beautiful n compact tripod...

    you can't bear to look at others... Go ahead, make that call... order one now...
    seriously, i can imagine myself carrying that case together with my LV for travelling.
    just look at that casing and the titanium color....wah piang ehzzzz!
    damn you for poisoning me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychobiologist View Post
    the plate is long, and you can slide in and out till it balances
    so...acratech 'copy' wimberly?
    no patent from such a renown tripod head maker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychobiologist View Post
    the plate is long, and you can slide in and out till it balances
    yeah but the rotational force exerted by the camera/lens being mounted off the centre line is still there... doesn't seeem to be a diff to tilting the head down for any other ball head and using a long plate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    seriously, i can imagine myself carrying that case together with my LV for travelling.
    just look at that casing and the titanium color....wah piang ehzzzz!
    damn you for poisoning me.
    No choice lah... when you ask for a good tripod and dun want any cheapo ones.. I know it in me to introduce that chio chio one for you.... perfect for travelling... such a nice case too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    so...acratech 'copy' wimberly?
    no patent from such a renown tripod head maker?
    well i cant remember exactly but i have to watch the video again
    chezburgr i can haz?

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