Cavision RS-816 8mm Light Weight Rod Support System

Cavision RS-816 8mm Light Weight Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders

Cavision RS-816 8mm Light Weight Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders

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Cavision RS-816 8mm Light Weight Rod Support System

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The Cavision RS-816 Carbon fiber lightweight support system for Mini DV camcorders, adds support to Cavision 3x3 Matteboxes.

This rod system incorporates a height adjustment, base plate to mount to the camera and of course the support rods 8mm in diameter and it works with the 3x3" matte boxes optimized for support and workability.

Mini-DV plate with vertically adjustable rear bracket
Provides fast and easy access to the lens
Height adjustable front bracket ideal for connecting a 3x3" matte box
Aluminum Construction
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Cavision RS-816 8mm Light Weight Rod Support System for Mini DV Camcorders
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    Cavision RS-816 specs

    Construction Aluminum
    Rail Material Carbon Fiber
    Rail Diameter 8mm
    Rail Length 160mm (6 3/8")
    Rail Spacing 30mm (r.c. to r.c.)
    Horizontal Adjustable Length Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Rail Wall Thickness 2mm
    Front Bracket Adjustable Height 25mm
    Rear Bracket Adjustable Height 25mm
    Back & Forward Adjustable Length 130mm
    Dimensions (LxWxH) 240 x 40 x 45mm
    Weight 120g
    Packaging Infofvfsbetvcf
    Package Weight 0.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.0 x 3.7 x 2.8"

    Cavision RS-816 reviews

    RS-816 8mm Light Weight Rod Support System is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light Weight Indeed I use the rails to support my Letus Mini and my HV30. I wouldnt have my setup any other way, it is so light but it holds perfectly the weight of the Letus. The extending mechanism works very good. And even leaves space for additional mounts. The only complaint is that the packaging doesnt look very professional and it only includes one allen key but it has 2 diferent kind of screws, I dont take one star of my rating because I have a set of allen keys but others may have to purchase one after finding this out. Anyway if you have an HV30 and plan to get any extra accesories then this is a MUST.
    Date published: 2008-08-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality, lightweight I bought this with the Cavision RPSHC spacer, MB385P matte box, and MBF3 flag for my Sony HVR-A1U camera. The quality of all four Cavision items is very high. The matte box mount includes two different sizes of hex keys in order to adjust, so be prepared to keep up with those. The rods can be individually adjusted if need be. My set is very tight and steady. One note of caution: both of the hand-tightening parts on the left side of the rods system are removable -- use caution when loosening the base plate or preferably, set it and forget it and get a camera bag/case large enough to store the rods system, accessories, etc.
    Date published: 2008-11-20
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Still not updated Order directly from Cavision if you want the adjustable rear bracket plate. B&H shipped me the old system which has no rear height adjustments. I will be returning mine back because B&H's description shows the new system, but ships the old one.
    Date published: 2011-10-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too small for me It does what it's suppose to do. I had Canon HF100 with Letus Mini, and it fit well. But if you wanted to add a follow focus and mattebox, it's not going to happen with this. Overall it's good for just the camera and 35mm DOF but any accessories or longer lenses (250mm) then you're screwed.
    Date published: 2010-07-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tiny lil thing I'm using this with my Canon HV40 and when I opened the shipping box to find an even smaller box... I mean, MUCH smaller... I was a little surprised. I knew it was made for DV camcorders but this thing is freaking TINY!Anyhow, it does the job well. And on the account that it's so small, it is in fact very light weight. It is a little flimsy and kind of hard to really make you camera completely level on there. But with some fiddling, you should get it. Just be sure to lock it down very tight.
    Date published: 2010-02-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Option for Depth of Field Adapter I built a depth of field adapter for my video camera and needed a way to support the extended lens. For the price, this thing is built for the job. The ability to adjust the support was key for my project. I was really surprised when the box arrived. It seemed too small to have this item in it...but it was in there. This thing is small and light weight enough to throw in your camera bag or case and take with you everywhere.
    Date published: 2010-03-19
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ah, not so good The thing itself works great, but you can't adjust the Baseplate hight. So with use of my Canon7d or my Panasonic SD300 the Mattebox 3x3, is still to high for the Lens and a little bit out of the Line. So mayby with a second Baseplate underneath the Camera it might works well. But, than, you better go with the 15mm Version of the Rod System for 160 somthing $.
    Date published: 2010-07-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality, no nonsense little wonder This rod support is perfect for my needs. I picked it up to go with my camcorder, DOF adapter, and lenses. Works great. Very lightweight and compact, not a chore to work with. It's easy to figure out, you'll be up and running in no time at all.
    Date published: 2008-11-19
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