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    I've always used carbon fiber rods but now looking for a sturdy aluminium or steel rods to use so I dont get any flexing in my rig. Any suggestions? Anyone have experience with the ones from wooden camera?
    Darren Scott
    Freelance Director/Director of Photography


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  • #2
    I am using Smallrig Rods. Never got any "flexing" problems.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by S_Berger View Post
      I am using Smallrig Rods. Never got any "flexing" problems.
      Thanks. How heavy is your rig? Mine ranges from 20-26lbs depdning on what camera I have on it.
      Last edited by jambredz; 06-11-2018, 10:21 AM.
      Darren Scott
      Freelance Director/Director of Photography


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      • #4
        Wooden Camera and Zacuto rods, while a little more expensive, are very precise and very stiff. I use the carbon rods on my Micro rig with smaller lenses (like the Veydras) but have picked up some slightly used Wooden Camera And Zacuto aluminum rods at a reasonable cost, and both rely very stiff, especially if yiu are using a double connection base plate, where the rods are supported front and rear of the rig. Mine are 12-inch WC and 16-inch Zacuto rods.
        Cheers

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Denny Smith View Post
          Wooden Camera and Zacuto rods, while a little more expensive, are very precise and very stiff. I use the carbon rods on my Micro rig with smaller lenses (like the Veydras) but have picked up some slightly used Wooden Camera And Zacuto aluminum rods at a reasonable cost, and both rely very stiff, especially if yiu are using a double connection base plate, where the rods are supported front and rear of the rig. Mine are 12-inch WC and 16-inch Zacuto rods.
          Cheers
          Thanks Denny
          Darren Scott
          Freelance Director/Director of Photography


          https://vimeo.com/jambredzvisions/videos

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          • #6
            I went with Cinevate Carbon fibre rods thinking weight was important but they didn’t fit the URSA Mini 4.6K properly and I had to shave them. Now I also want to get strong steel rods as strength is more important than weight. Live and learn.

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            • #7
              I got the steel ones from Wooden camera. Very Solid.
              Darren Scott
              Freelance Director/Director of Photography


              https://vimeo.com/jambredzvisions/videos

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