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Tyler Davis

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  1. I'm looking at the new core M2 kit that Tiffen is selling, but I want to make sure the G-50x arm will be enough for me. Does anyone know the weight of an M2 sled with volt?
  2. looking for an additional battery plate for my Zephyr sled, my old one recently broke during travel Part 807-7350-02 steadicam_807_7350_02_small_dovetail_ab_battery_1341925528_875137.jpg.webp
  3. Hey Matt, same thing happened to me a few years ago. I was able to separate the vest center plate and mail it in a small box to Tiffen for repair. They need to press it back into place, annoying but at least it was a free repair with no questions asked.
  4. My Zephyr vest is getting a little too worn-in and I'd like to replace or upgrade the pads. Would love some recommendations for manufacturers or even raw materials to make my own. Just bought a brand new easyrig vario 5 and was blown away by how comfortable that vest is. Easylock waistband is also very familiar haha I'd love to have that level of comfort and support on my trusty ol' Zephyr rig!
  5. I've asked around, and I believe the root of my problem is the power cable inside of the Zephyr sled is too small - can anyone confirm? Here's the situation - occasionally I fly my Amira on my Zephyr, and I power camera solely through a 3-pin to 8-pin lemo cable to reduce weight. I have two battery plates on my sled (one made by the excellent Jerry Holway!), but when I run two brand new full batteries, Amira only sees about 16v. I get a 12.5v warning when batteries are around 50% capacity. From what I've gathered, the Zephyr sled wiring is probably too thin to deliver a constant 24v to camera. I'm well aware on the limitations the Zephyr has and that I'm definitely pushing the limits with an Amira package, but I'm curious if anyone has a concrete answer (or workaround) for me
  6. Steadicam AERO 30 Stabilizer with A-30 Arm & V-Mount Battery Mount - Baltimore MD This kit includes everything except a monitor - I always place my smallHD 703 on the sled. IMO the Aero stock monitors are almost useless when it comes to viewing angles and contrast. The sled, arm, and accessories fit nicely into a Pelican iM2950 case. I also have a Steadicam padded duffel bag for the vest and dock. It's possible to fit the everything in the iM2950, but I haven't needed to condense it all in one case yet. I will include both the Pelican case and Steadicam bag unless shipping becomes an outrageous cost. I recently sent the bridge plate to Tiffen for repair - the spring loaded locking pin fell out of the arm block which apparently is a common issue on a lot of Zephyr vests. Now that everything is in working order, the kit is ready to be sold. $4000 shipped anywhere in continental US PM or email tylerwdavis@me.com Includes: Steadicam Aero Sled with V-Mount battery plate and no monitor (1/4" 20 thread mount) Aero 30 Arm Zephyr Vest Dock Quick release plate + screws 8x weights Low mode bracket ($450 value) Pelican iM2950 + Steadicam vest bag Pictures here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0sk5s7e7z...nd5t2rq9a?dl=0 Also available on eBay, higher list price due to eBay's processing fees: https://www.ebay.com/itm/113872593770?ul_noapp=true
  7. ok awesome, thanks. hopefully tiffen gets back to me soon
  8. perhaps i'm missing something on the back end too?
  9. wow, i literally just emailed tiffen about the same exact issue. but my tightening knob is not nearly strong enough to maintain the block height without collapsing down to the lowest setting, so the vest is useless to me at the moment. visiting burbank isn't an option for me, do you think the pin replacement is something I could do if they ship me the part?
  10. I am looking to upgrade my Aero 30 to a Zephyr. Since both systems use the same arm & vest, I'd prefer to buy just the zephyr sled so I don't have to swap entire kits.
  11. Hey Rob, I’m very new to the forum but I can heavily weigh in on this conversation. I bought an Aero 30 about a year ago and have used it for a wide variety of gigs. My friend bought a brand new Zephyr a few months ago and we have practiced together. I have also taken a Bronze course at AbelCine, which provides both Aero 30 and Zephyr rigs for class. There are two major differences between the two systems (three of you count the rough ~5k price), and that is the sled and case. The Zephyr sled has one or two additional I/O signal ports, I can’t remember exactly which, and a larger stage. It also has a much better bottom/dynamic balancing system that allows for individual fine adjustments and numerous batteries to be mounted. The entire Zephyr system also ships in a hard case, which is super useful because any Aero owner can tell you the pains of figuring out a proper case situation... Tiffen only offers padded duffel bags for Aero kits. What’s bonkers to me is that both systems use the exact same arm and vest! As far as batteries go, it really doesn’t matter if you get V or AB. Totally user preference, decision is typically based on what existing batteries/plates you already own for other gear. Hindsight being 20/20, I would have bought a used Zephyr from this site last year. After some basic accessories and a Pelican case, I probably spent 6k new. Which seems to be the average price for a used Zephyr. Who knows, maybe after taxes I’ll actually do that myself! Feel free to ask me any questions if you still got em!
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