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Bracket for Preston MDR 3


danny bishop
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Hey..

 

does anyone have a bracket for the new Preston MDR - 3 to fit on the front of a PRO sled?

Also Im looking to get a bracket for it for mounting it to the side of the camera when in studio mode..

 

Im in the UK - but any help would be appreciated...

 

thanks

 

DAnny

 

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I got this one from Preston that mounts the MDR right side up. They told me Jack no longer wishes to make a similar bracket. Perhaps PRO continues to make the bracket that mounts to the bottom of the MDR 3, I don't know.

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The version in the Preston document I was looking was a V-mount shoe system, which would work nicely for me. Do you know if they have an upright version of that mount yet?

 

IB

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Thanks Lawrence, I've put a question in to Preston about their brackets and I'll post here what I find out.

 

I had the PRO bracket on my MDR for years and since the MDR lived on the Steadicam full time I never had an issue with it. But over the last few years with DP's wanting iris control and more and more AC's using the Preston for every mode an MDR needs to be on the camera at ALL times, not just for Steadicam. For this reason I've switched my mount on my sled and MDR to a V-mount system. I have a Betz top stage now so I machined a mating plate for the Element Technica V-mount and my Betz MDR mount.

 

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Element Techinica has mounting hardware for all sorts of positions on the camera and so the MDR can remain built and plugged in but it's position can easily be moved to multiple locations on the camera - including my sled. So far it's been very handy for switching back and forth from Studio to Steadicam mode with little fuss.

 

IB

 

 

 

 

 

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