Support & Stabilization: Mounting

RRS B2 LLR II: 80mm LR clamp w/ dual mount   Mfr. Site

Comments: This may be – the single best mounting system out there.  I’m sure there are better high end solutions for the motion picture industry of course – actually I’ve used them.   But I have to say that for still photography AND HDDSLR video (any video to be honest) this is the most elegant, perfectly engineered solution to quickly mount and unmount a camera to something else:  either a tripod, a steadicam or pretty much anything else.   As you’ll see in the video below – it’s an incredibly elegant way to quickly connect and disconnect two tripods to a slider in a second or so – with little hassle.

 Forget rotating that tripod or monopod for 15-30 seconds while you’re missing the shot – these mounts clamp on SOLIDLY in a second.  I obviously cannot be more of a fan of this product than I am.   There is also a wonderful "L" bracket that allows you to go from horizontal to vertical move in seconds for still photographers.  If you need to slide a camera a little bit forward or backward (or to the left or right) in an HDDSLR rig this is also a very good solution.

Description (from Really Right Stuff): B2 LLR II is 80mm (3.15") long (lever adds add’l 5/8"), one central countersunk 3/8"-16 socket, two 1/4"-20 countersunk sockets 1.8" center-to-center, spirit level, safety stop relief grooves, and centering index marks, 5.9oz/168g

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Comments:  here is the core system with 15mm rods using studio spacing – this baseplate is recommended because it allows you to your your camera to any support system that uses a dovetail (see below), such as the Mantis handheld rig, or any tripod to which you mount a dovetail.

Description (from Element Technica): The 15mm Studio Kit replaces the 15mm Arri-Style Base on the RED One and includes the Hybrid Body Core and two 15mm Studio spacing clamps. Note: It can be upgraded at anytime to 19mm Studio support as well as 15mm Light Weight (LW) support.

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Comments:  This clamp allows you to transform the Studio Hybrid baseplate above into a system that is compatible with 19mm rods

Description (from Element Technica): The 15mm Studio Kit replaces the 15mm Arri-Style Base on the RED One and includes the Hybrid Body Core and two 15mm Studio spacing clamps. Note: It can be upgraded at anytime to 19mm Studio support as well as 15mm Light Weight (LW) support.

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Comments:   This is perfect for mounting a small Epic package all the way up to a relatively heavy cinema lens.   You can quickly and easily slide the camera forward or backward for quick balancing.

Description (from Element Technica): Element Technica offers an improved version of the Arri standard dovetail with a modified outside edge to match the top of the OConnor fluid head. This feature allows you to eliminate the OConnor Euro quick release plate thereby eliminating two extra interconnects while reducing the stack height and increasing the fore and aft. Element’s Arri / OConnor style dovetail is compatible with our 15MM and 19MM RED bridge plates (available through RED.com), our Hybrid system, and all other Arriflex standard bridge plates.