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Hi Charles:

 

I agree 100% about the Oconnor. Rugged, reliable and very easy to find a good one.

 

If I had to work with only one head - the 25-75 is peerless.

 

And yes, the tilt plate/wedge can make for a very heavy and clumsy tilt! And yes, I know that also from painful experience.

 

Neal

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A trick that I use is to fold a long strip of tape in half lengthwise but leaving a good three inches of sticky exposed on each end and tape it to the iris rods and then pan to the end where you want the shot to stop. Tape the other end to a c-stand or something solid so when you whip pan the tape becomes tight and stops at the end of the pan. If that makes sense. I'm not always good at explaining things.

 

Makes perfect sense, Tom.

 

Great tip!

 

-Jerry Murrel

CineVision AR

Little Rock

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Nice to read such great info from Neal and Charles. I was learning to operate a gear head about ten years ago, and ever since then it's become harder and harder to convince production to let me have one. They are definitely more fun, and it's still a much needed skill as more and more remote heads show up on sets.

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