November 12, 2010

Chrosziel adapts to 3D and DSLRs

German accessory specialist, Chrosziel, has announced support for the new Panasonic AG-3DA1 3D camcorder, as well as new DSLR and related products.

The AG-3DA1 fits on the same Chrosziel Light Weight Support (LWS 401-415) as used with the Panasonic HVX-200 / 200A. The MatteBox MB 450R2 Super Wide and the MB 456 Academy (Chrosziel’s recommended combination) can be used, as can any other Chrosziel MatteBox with at least 5-inch filter holders. Using 5-inch filters means that the angle of rotation is fully unrestricted, causing no vignetting. It has developed Light Prevention Rings with masks that follow the outer shape of the dual lenses for 130mm (Super Wide and Academy) and 142.5mm connections.

Chrosziel LWS with hand grip on Sachtler Cine DSLR plate

Its new €69 Adaptor Plate Sachtler 401-400-CDS allows the use of all of Chrosziel's LightWeight Supports on the tripod plate of the recently introduced Sachtler Cine DSLR head. The long wedge plate with twist stop directly takes cameras or lenses with tripod thread. The new adaptor plate means that Follow Focus and MatteBox can be used. The plate uses the fixed rear twist stop of the Sachtler wedge plate and is fixed with the existing 1/4-inch screw. On the Chrosziel Support, the adapter is fixed twist-safe with two provided 1/4-inch screws.

The slideable slot-nut in the Chrosziel LWS bottom also allows the use of the Handgrip DSLR, the Chrosziel shoulder brace Balancer and Shoulder Pad proVideo (with the adapter in the foremost position) without the need to take off the Sachtler wedge plate, so that users can change from tripod to shoulder in a second. With this Adapter Plate, both HD DSLR and video cameras can use this Sachtler head.

Its new €19 accessory clamp, the DSLR 3310, has been developed for its DSLR handle. There are rarely enough 1/4-inch and 3/8-inch connections to fix accessories when you shoot with HD DSLR cameras, so the new clamp slides onto the handgrip rod and is fixed with a screw in the desired position. It provides two 3/8-inch threads, one of them with a 1/4-inch insert. The clamp also fits on all LightWeight Supports with standard diameter 15mm and can thus e.g. take an articulating arm to carry the receiver of a remote control.

By David Fox

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