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Old Feb 01, 2013, 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by digitalCAM View Post
Hey Gary, glad to see you're still getting to put some of my rubber washers to experimental use. -- Looking forward to the tube baseplate going up on your site. Using its, are you able to get your RX100 balanced, and still have the lens close to the axis pivot point? -- Don't want to get a controversy going over whether that is necessary or not. I just want to put it there, cause I want to put it there. -- JOHN
Yes, your speargun tubing is still one of the most effective means of isolation that I've found.

Yes, with the new baseplate I was able to not only get the camera balanced perfectly on the gimbal, I was also able to get the lens centered in the roll axis. In theory, it shouldn't matter, but the reality is that the roll compensation is hard to get perfect and errors get amplified the farther the lens is from the centerline. I added a sliding collar to the non-servo side, as a way to balance, which is how you can have the RX100 over far enough to get the lens in the center.

-- Gary
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