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Hello.

Would like to get some feedback on good/affordable gears for 16mm film lenses, mostly for BMPCC.
I own a BMPCC , Schneider and Kern Primes. Looking for :

=> A good CAGE

I own this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMPC-Cage-Top-Handle-Grip-15mm-BMPCC-for-Blackmagic-Pocket-Camera-support-system-/261534271701?pt=UK_Photography_Movie_Camera_Accessories&hash=item3ce4a848d5 , which scratches the body a bit when in and out, too heavy and annoying to do Steadicam work.

 

Thinking to get the Varavon (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261398476332&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en) as Tilta is quite pricey although people say it's great, I never tried.

THe good on the Varavon seem is that it looks light as per designs, but sill the Clamp is too high so in the Steadicam is hard to balance, so I might use one in my shoulder rigs that might be 2/3 of the height.

 

I'm looking for a good one that is practical and fits well, if any other suggestion please let me know.

 

=> Good adaptable RINGS for follow focus.

 

Still couldn't find small than 50-60mm (like this 60mm: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=281387086694&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en) as the barrel of the kerns are ridiculously small (25mm wide). And I'm not sure if the 60mm would fit a Schneider barrel of 45mm for example. Any experience/Ideas of rings?

 

Any other tips around BMPCC gear and accessories, just put in here.

Thanks guys.

Edited by flavio filho

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I've been using the Hontoo which is similar to the varavon for bmpcc work including Steadicam.

Its modular with a quick release for the body from the riser, which is great for Steadicam work and its got a great system for locking cables.

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For most camera things I think it's always a good idea to go with wooden camera. Their pocket cage has treated me well and I've grown into their pro pl mount. It all fits perfectly, so far, and hasn't at all let me down.

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I would recommend Tilta's cage and rig. I was looking through different options earlier this year, and chose Tilta for its price and good reviews. And have to say, I have zero regrets. I bought the whole set, including mattebox, follow focus and V-lock plate. They all work very well together and are very well built. I also bought Metabones Speed Booster to get an access to EF lenses and Small HD's AC7 on-board monitor. I'm really satisfied for the overall feel of the rig, and it feels good in hand (follow focus is accurate) and on a tripod. It's compact and light-weight, and ideal for smaller productions.

 

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