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Todd VanSlyck
Looking to buy rails advice (Indirails possibly)
on May 28, 2009 at 3:37:34 pm

I'm looking at a few rails systems, including the Indirailspro xv. I have an EX1 and am looking at the Letus Elite 35mm adapter. Is this a "you get what you pay for" piece of equipment, or can it hold up?
I'd be interested in hearing what others with experience w/them have to say.



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Jason Jenkins
Re: Looking to buy rails advice (Indirails possibly)
on May 28, 2009 at 5:15:05 pm

For $100 more than the cost of the Letus Elite, you can get the M2 Encore microX Indie Bundle from Redrock Micro. It includes a rail system. I've been using the Letus Extreme for the last 15 months and it's been great... but, the new M2 Encore blows it out of the water. I had the chance to play with one the other day. With the Letus Extreme/Elite you can't stop down past f4 without seeing the ground glass. That limits you to a pretty shallow depth of field. The M2 Encore uses a spinning ground glass that allows you to stop all the way down to f22 if desired. That kind of flexibility is important. On the subject of rods alone, I have Cinevate's solid carbon fiber rods –totally indestructible!

Jason Jenkins

Flowmotion Media

Video production... with style!


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Todd VanSlyck
Re: Looking to buy rails advice (Indirails possibly)
on May 28, 2009 at 8:25:25 pm

Wow, thanks for the tip Jason. I'll definitely check that out. Are there any reviews of it out yet? What camera are you shooting with?

Mac G5 2x2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
OS Version 10.5.5
Final Cut Pro Studio 2
After Effects 6.5
Photoshop CS3
Sony EX-1


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Jason Jenkins
Re: Looking to buy rails advice (Indirails possibly)
on May 28, 2009 at 8:44:10 pm

Yeah, just google M2 Encore reviews. I'm shooting with the HVX200.

Jason Jenkins

Flowmotion Media

Video production... with style!


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