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mediaplexx
08-03-2011, 03:52 PM
Hi everybody -

and welcome to all owners of the NEX-FS100 and those who will get it in the future!

Some of you may use it or not - for myself, I really like (or better said) LOVE using a top handle on a camera -

that and the ND-filter-wheel really let me miss my (already sold) AF-101 - but to be honest, the picture-quality of the FS100 is without doubt a class for itself ;-)


Beeing disappointed, not finding a custom solution to "tighten" my new Camera up - I first tried to find someone, who can build me a custom top-handle for the NEX-FS100 -

I was told, that one hour work would cost me over 50 €, what would mean about 400-500€ (about 600-700 USD) just for a top-handle solution!!! That is the market here in Germany - hard reality!

After researching the world wide web for a solution to the "standard" Sony top handle for this absolutly stunning, amazing, beautiful and great camera -

I found this (prototype - nearly finished) from Berkey Systems:


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UPDATED PICTURE (Take a look at the hotshoe mount - the handle slides in and is given three optional positions - using the original Sony Top handle)

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After calling Mr.Berkey to ask him some questions about the FS100 support,

he send me these pictures of an upcoming FS100-Baseplate (still a prototype):

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If you are afraid of broken baseplates and donīt trust the "plastic" , you will soon have a very versatile solution....
so whatīs nice about that base-plate (at least for me) is, that you can use the "bare" baseplate as a secure-plate and mount a dovetail (f.e. from Manfrotto) on or under it, to mount the Cam+Baseplate directly to a tripod, dolly, slider or a steadycam!


I already know, what the built-quality and service will be: 100% top-notch - as I already purchased a custom Steadicam to Glidecam adapter and didnīt find anything like it in the web!

I realized, that I got two options: build my own (and pay like in my "german" case a lot more for a 50/50 solution) - or get something like stated on the pictures.

P.S. I am not an employee of berkeysystem nor am I getting any profit from opening this thread: it is just sharing my happiness about what I saw on these pictures!

David G. Smith
08-03-2011, 03:54 PM
The links are not working.

mediaplexx
08-03-2011, 03:55 PM
fixed

Alpern
08-03-2011, 05:24 PM
I have the top plate and it's very nice.

DM_rider
08-03-2011, 10:31 PM
I trust Berkey gear enough to do something stupid like this.

All mounted to the FS100 top plate
http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac273/horner218/GOPR3162.jpg

LiamR
08-04-2011, 12:29 AM
I trust Berkey gear enough to do something stupid like this.

All mounted to the FS100 top plate


I'd be keen to see that footage :)

corycross
08-04-2011, 06:55 AM
This looks like a good solution for DSLR users as well so the battery can easily be ejected from the camera and loaded with a fresh new battery as well.

mediaplexx
08-04-2011, 08:39 AM
I have the top plate and it's very nice. How come you got it before release? How does feel the stability of the grip, mounted On the plate?

Alpern
08-04-2011, 12:13 PM
I have been testing it for Berkey. I only have it top plate, so I can't say. Have been using it to mount an AC's monitor and EVF. It's perfect for that.

mediaplexx
08-04-2011, 01:08 PM
I have been testing it for Berkey. I only have it top plate, so I can't say. Have been using it to mount an AC's monitor and EVF. It's perfect for that.

Thanks for the answer. I ordered mine today and Iīm very exited about it and really canīt wait for the base-plate to get finished!