I have been looking for this product for a long time. I work with broadcast cameras and tripods that use a Sony V mount plate most of the time, and when I use my AF-100 I have to change the tripod mount to a Manfrotto 577 Rapid Connect Adapter w/Sliding Mounting Plate, or use a second tripod, I usually end up just using a second tripod. Its a pain to change the adapters, you need a screw driver and you have to make sure its mounted correct for balance. Pain. The Bogan adapters work well, however if you share your non broadcast camera with a tripod that has a Sony V mount wouldn’t it be great if you could use the Sony VCT-14 tripod plate? Well know you can with this Genus GL GAP adapter. From the looks of it you can mount it direct to the camera or to a baseplate with rods for a fully rigged up camera. The plate mounts to the camera with the standard 1/4 20 screw and guide pin that all camcorders have. This plate would never come off my camera, but if I did need to take it off it would be so easy to just have to swap out the adapter and not the baseplate. I have to get one and try it out.
From Genus website:
“The GAP adaptor plate clips onto Sony V mount tripod. This camera base plate adaptor allows small camcorders to be easily attached to Sony VCT-14 camera base plates. Great for use on remote camera heads. Does not include VCT-14 base plate.”
Genus looks like they make some nice hardware. I haven’t tried them out yet but would love to do a full review of their products some day.
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