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  1. Pelican 1640 Case in Good Condition. Foam cut out for a Steadicam and Steadicam arm. Bottom layers of foam have sections cut out for battery and accessory storage. $200 obo - Local Pickup only in NorthEast LA
  2. Thanks for the clarification Janice. I was uncertain as to the origin, but it looked similar to one of yours. Thanks for clearing that up.
  3. Selling my practice weight cage. Edit: Not a Janice Arthur cage. I weighed the combo together and came up with combined weight of roughly 18.5 lbs. (5) 3/8-16 holes in the top plate. Multiple recessed 1/4-20 pass through holes, and 3/8 thread holes in the bottom plate Normally I would use just the larger bottom plate on smaller builds and think it came in around 11lbs? $275 obo + shipping
  4. Selling a 18.5lb cage if you're still interested Josh, PM me.
  5. Hey Dallas, feel free to check out the ad for my Zephyr: It will be the most capable and complete kit for that price range. I live in NC so we could do the sale locally.
  6. Selling my complete Steadicam Zephyr Package which has served as an excellent starter rig over the last 4 year. Sled, Arm, Vest, docking bracket are all in good functioning condition. The Package has light scuffs and scratches from years of production use. Upgrades include: 2nd Battery Hanger for 24v power, Sky Magic Monitor Yoke, Larger Sky Magic Gimbal Grip. I've also replaced the gimbal yoke connector with stronger single piece bolt. Included Cables: 3pin Lemo to Female P-Tap for Accessory power, 3 Pin Lemo Power Cables for: RED - Alexa - Alexa Mini/Amira. Hirose to XLR power (not pictured), Hirose to Coax 5.5mm power cable for lighter HDMI monitor. (1) 1ft SDI cable, (1) 3ft SDI cable Other Accessories: Low Mode bracket, 2nd Marshal Monitor with HDMI input/output for DSLR (needs to new SDI module) Initially purchased as a backup but turned out to be too light for most occasions. Great for trimming down weight on bigger camera builds. Velcro Monitor Hood, Original Monitor Mount Bracket. Google Drive link to Full set of photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1AiQjTx9l8ddTMtaW-dl-Z-VbWcUdJIdq?usp=sharing $8000 obo, Located in Durham NC. Relocating to LA in August and could arrange delivery there as well.
  7. That is indeed correct Eben! The real question is what position does the switch on the Tiffen battery plate provide 12 vs 24v power, I Or II?
  8. Every couple of years I run into this issue (since I rarely power cameras from the sled) and have never really come across a definite answer on the forums. I've searched a lot of the hot terms ("zephyr power" "hot-swap") and still no luck . Can we sticky a post listing all the potential Zephyr power issues? There are multiple posts discussing lots of important info for Zephyr owners that are pretty hard and time consuming to navigate through.
  9. Bringing this back from the dead.... Alan what caused the issue of your SDI module going out? Mine recently failed months after shorting out a connection when plugging in the monitor. But is the general consensus to have everything plugged in before powering up? I did notice my Marshal V-LCD70MD-3G does have a note saying to specifically not hot swap SDI inputs which I've never heard....
  10. After having issues with my monitor I decided to replace the stock Zephyr HD monitor with a slightly newer Marshall V-LCD70MD-3G As I'd done in the past for other coaxial power connectors, I planned to replace the xlr power connection with the coaxial power connection needed for the new monitor. The Zephyr has a 6 pin hirose connector on the sled base front and associated cable with a xlr power connection and SD video connection. I wired up the new connection matching the #4 white (+) xlr connection to the new coaxial inner white positive (+) wire, and negative outer black wire. I soldered and heat shrunk the connections to make sure the wires were shielded and not touching. I connected the finished cable to the hirose connector on the base of the sled and plugged in the the coaxial cable to the monitor, the monitor didn't power on, odd. I looked at the hirose connector and noticed one of the pins being slightly shorter, almost bent. I tried bending the tip back a bit, and plugged it in again. This time as I was aligning the hirose connector to plug it in, it popped and tiny puff of smoke came out before even had it fully inserted. From that point, I just stopped and didn't try to test anything else due to fear of damaging anything else After examining in the pin again, it seemed slightly shorter, almost melted. Do these connections have that sort of protection built in to protect again reversed polarity? Even then I don't think thats what happened. Pretty in the dark with what I thought should be a fairly straight forward process. Any help or insights are greatly appreciated!
  11. Hi Robin, thanks for your response. I'm located in Durham, North Carolina. I agree, in most cases vibrations would most likely be coming from the camera stage or sled. With the Zephyr being so prone to flexing of the center post I pretty much exclusively run it without the post extended. I've gone through everything on the sled checking for play, added soft velcro to my Anton Bauer mounts to make sure there is zero play in any components. I recently upgraded to the Skymagic Monitor yoke (thanks Frederic!) which added even more rigidity to bottom stage. As far as any vibrations in camera builds I've flown multiple setups without issue, but also have had random/almost sporadic problems with these phantom vibrations in a couple builds over the last year, each time only being noticeable on longer focal lengths. With that being said when we noticed these problems ,the first thing we checked were the camera builds, and we came back with no issues from the camera side. The last time this happened my AC suggested I boom the sled through the arm range to see if we noticed any vibrations and sure enough we noticed a small bump (in the image) while booming down on a 75mm. We tired the same thing again, no bump. So isolating this issue has been very troublesome, but leads me to think its the arm. I've done testing with my practice camera and weight cage setup (about 12-13lbs) to see if I could recreate these problems which show up very occasionally as vibrations, normally when I'm stomping around trying to illicit some negative response. Besides that I've checked the top stage and the dovetail receiver plate will definitely flex with the mass of the huge 10lb weight plate, but doesn't wiggle or have any play. I checked the screws which I could tighten more, but weren't lose and once tightened the flex in the top stage didn't appear any different. I won't be sending it anywhere as of now because its been over a month after the first email, almost two weeks since a follow up email, I've tried calling and leaving voicemails, no response at all. In short it'd be great to talk to anyone that could give me ANY more info on what the next steps should be, but besides you Robin, I've had zero luck. Thanks for your help in helping to try and isolate the problem. As of now my best option is to just upgrade to full sized rig and quit fussing with this tiny noodle of a sled!
  12. Anyone? How about having other rigs serviced through the Steadicam Service department/Tiffen? It's been a month now and no response to the email I sent to Joe Wilbur in Repairs, anyone else who I should contact?
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