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Noga Cine Arm and Cine Lock Kit 1

B&H # NONF38CACL1 Mfr # NF38CA-CL1
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Product Highlights
  • An Arm with One Quick-Release Device
  • Ideal for Camera Lights and Monitors
  • Precise Focus via Flexible Movements
  • Kip Lever Tightens All Joints At Once
  • 1/4"-20 & 3/8" Screw Mounts

The Noga Cine Arm and Cine Lock Kit 1 combines 16x9's upgraded version of Noga's Hold-It Articulating Arm with a Cine Lock quick-release mounting device. 16x9's upgrade consists of equaling the lengths of the Arm's two arms to be 5" each so they can have stronger holding resistance.

The Cine Arm has three joints - a central one where two arms reach out from, and two ball-joints at the endpoints of the lower and upper arms. The lower endpoint is what the Arm mounts the camera with, and the upper one is what an accessory gets mounted onto.

Thus set up, the two arms can open wide or close in along the central joint, and then, along the lower ball-joint, they can fluidly be moved in any way vertically and horizontally. And thus an accessory can be positioned with precise focus. And then with the tightening of a lever atop the Arm, all three joints lock into place simultaneously.

What the Cine Lock does is make it possible for the Arm to snap onto the camera or an accessory, as opposed to being screwed on each time. The Cine Lock consists of two parts that each attach separately and then lock into each other. At the slide of a pin they unlock and separate from each other. Thus they provide quick-release functionality. The two parts are a burgundy wedge and a gray plate. They each have two different-sized screw-holes via which they either screw onto a stud, or -- by means of included screws -- get fastened to a screw-hole. As for measurements, the Cine Arm can take on up to 7.2 lb, and its mounting threads are a 1/4"-20 screw with a nut on the top arm and a 3/8" screw on the bottom arm.

An articulating arm with a quick-release mounting device.
Mounts a camera on one end and takes on an accessory on the other.
Ideal for camera lights and monitors, but works with most any 1/4" and 3/8" accessories.
The Arm's three joints allow for precise focus by way of sideways and tilting movements.
A lever tightens to simultaneously lock in place all three joints.
Each arm is 5" long, and together they can handle 7.2 lb.
The Cine Lock provides the Arm with quick-release functionality.
Arm Top - 1/4"-20 screw plus nut
Bottom - 3/8"-16 screw
Extended Length 5" (12.7cm)
Maximum Load 7.2 lb (3.25kg)
Weight Arm: 9 oz (255g)
Cine Lock: 1.8 oz (51g)
Noga Cine Arm and Cine Lock Kit 1
  • NF6145CA Cine Arm
  • Cine Lock Quick Release Mounting Device
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    NogaCine Arm and Cine Lock Kit 1
     
    4.9

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Improves performance (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        5.0

        what I've been missing

        By adamski

        from St. Paul, MN

        About Me Filmmaker

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about Noga Cine Arm and Cine Lock Kit 1:

          I use this to attach a monitor to a DSLR cage. I had been using a cine arm but screwing it in every time I built the camera. This think securely locks into place and allows me to detach and go. Expensive, but worth it. It came with a variety of different bolts and things to use on various types of equipment.

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          5.0

          Solid!

          By RR

          from Asunción, Paraguay (South America)

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Noga Cine Arm and Cine Lock Kit 1:

              Light as a feather, solid as a rock!!

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              5.0

              Fantastic bit of kit

              By Andy G

              from London, UK

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Ease of use
              • Solid construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Field Monitor
                • Improve viewing angle

                Comments about Noga Cine Arm and Cine Lock Kit 1:

                The reason behind buying this unit was to hold field monitor to a tripod. The quick release plate is invaluable as rather than attempting to screw on the monitor every time the base plate remains on and it slides and locks into place. Too many times have I come close to dropping the Small HD whilst trying to screw it on some other arms. The other great advantage is the tightening lever which is so easy to turn and locks the entire arm in place; compared to trying to twist a circular knob on other models. It is certainly worth the investment.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Super strong, super flexible

                By L7

                from Hong Kong

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to use
                • Flexible
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mounting EVF
                  • Mounting monitors
                  • Mounting on-camera lights

                  Comments about Noga Cine Arm and Cine Lock Kit 1:

                  I've gone through many magic arms for mounting EVF, Monitors, sound devices, on-camera lights.

                  The Noga arms are still by far the most solid and flexible.

                  Although they tend to be a little heavier than some of the other magic arms, they are still my first choice for flexibly mounting devices to my rigs.

                  Make sure you choose the right length for your needs!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Works Great

                  By dakruz

                  from New Mexico & Colorado

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attach Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Noga Cine Arm and Cine Lock Kit 1:

                      The Cine Arm is really well made and locks my on-camera monitor securely to the desired position. The Cine Lock kit saves a lot of time from having to hassle with assembly. It's definitely worth the price.

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                      4.0

                      Quick & convenient -- and heavy duty

                      By PPG

                      from Vancouver, Canada

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

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                            Comments about Noga Cine Arm and Cine Lock Kit 1:

                            I use this to mount a Panasonic BT-LH80WP to an HPX500. The ability to mount the monitor quickly, and to take it off quickly, is a huge plus: much quicker than fooling around with a noga arm directly. My only problem is that I would prefer a 3/8" Noga arm to monitor connection -- I would think that would be better than a 1/4" connection... but all in all, am happy with the product.

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                            5.0

                            THE BETTER MOUSETRAP.

                            By Bob.

                            from Perth, Western Australia.

                            About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Independent Films
                              • In The Studio

                              Comments about Noga Cine Arm and Cine Lock Kit 1:

                              I own and operate a Silicon Imaging/P+S Technik SI2K camera-recorder in Perth, Western Australia.

                              The main operator interface is a touch screen display which is mounted to the camera body on a long Noga Arm.

                              As supplied ex-works, the long Noga arm fits to the camera body via a threaded hole on the carry handle and to the base of the monitor, also by a threaded hole.

                              There is no quick-disconnect device as standard.

                              This arrangement requires that you either risk short commutes with the camera fully assembled or dismantle the monitor and arm from the camera.

                              If the monitor stays on, there is a chance of damage unless a custom hard protective cover is made for slipping over the face of the screen.

                              Removing the monitor is a tiresome chore when time is at a premium.

                              Firstly the four monitor cables have to be taken off, then the monitor spun off the threaded pillar on top of the Noga arm with the attendant risk of damage from dropping.

                              This leaves the Noga arm itself attached to the camera handle. To remove it requires a spanner.

                              I had heard of a quick-release dovetail plate attachment for Noga arms but had not been able to find it in searches.

                              I chanced upon this combined assembly which included a quick-release dovetail plate on the BHPhoto site.

                              I had been searching for a shorter Noga arm than the standard supplied longer version.

                              I now use this arm. It is so much more convenient to be able to quickly dismount the monitor from the camera body.

                              It is also small and light enough to pack assembed to the monitor in a fitted foam liner in a box without risk of damage.

                              If the monitor must be separated from the arm, after dismounting the quick-release plate, the arm itself is adjusted straight and then simply rotated out of the monitor base whilst the monitor itself is held safely firm.

                              This Cine Arm version also employs what is referred to as a "kip lever".

                              It replaces the wheel found on the original longer arm for tightening down on the centre friction cam to lock the pivots on the arm.

                              If the lever comes into interference against any structure and cannot be moved far enough to tighten or release, by pulling back against spring pressure, the lever can be disengaged from its centre and freely rotated to a more convenient operating position.

                              It also requires less effort by the operator to tighten the friction to effective lock.

                              The shorter arms permit less leverage force against the pivots by the weight of the monitor which is now reassuringly more secure against sudden falls onto the camera body.

                              The monitor can still be oriented conveniently for direction and for as much height above the camera body as is a practical requirement.

                              If the monitor needs to be as far from the camera body as the cables will allow, then the quick-release plate allows this to happen instantly and the monitor can be operated handheld.

                              The original camera handle fittings are 1/4". The bare base of this arm is a 3/8" fitting. This screws into the wedgeplate.

                              The base into which the plate engages, conveniently has provision for a 3/8" or 1/4" fitting screw which is provided in the kit.

                              If there is any shortcoming it may be that the normal careful cleanliness applicable to cameras should be also applied to the arm-end ballpivots to avoid excessive wear of the small expanding retention rings and the machined channels they locate in.

                              The need to overtighten the longer standard-issue arm, combined with wear caused by grit and dried out lube, eventually caused one ball-end to fail.

                              The worn ring forced the metal edge of the channel away to the point where because of added clearance at the internal pushrod-ends, it was no longer possible to tighten the upper arm.

                              The ball-end finally came off.

                              The shorter arms of this product and their greater effective resistance to the weight of the monitor, do not invite this abuse. It is thus an improved option in this application for me.

                              There was no exploded diagram of the kip lever/cam assembly received with this kit or the original longer arm supplied by SI/P+S Technik.

                              Thus if you are unsystematic when dismantling for cleaning/relubing or you clumsily lose grip of the assembly and the parts scatter, or some curious kid-eager pulls it apart to see how it works, it can be a devilish monkey-puzzle to put back together correctly without the help of a diagram.

                              A small issue is that the collars at the ends of each arm cannot pass without the assembly being adjusted to entirely loose or force is used to make them pass.

                              An added spacer between the arms at the centre would fix this and permit an easier lowest possible setting of the monitor position.

                              In my own application, the mount on the handle is higher than the lowermost position the monitor can move to against the top of the camera body.

                              With sensible care and use, this product can be expected to endure for the lifetime of the appliances it is connected to.

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                              • Similar:
                              • Manufacturer's original equipment, - longer Noga Arm.

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