The post NAB trickle continues with shipment of the Wooden Camera Touch and Go System – a quick release tripod plate & receiver compatible with Sachtler, OConnor and Ronford Baker systems.
The Wooden Camera Touch And Go system compiles of a wedge plate and wedge receiver with thread array on the bottom.
Compatibility with Sachtler, OConnor, Ronford Baker
It is compatible with Sachtler 35, OConnor Euro (Large) and Ronford Baker RBQ, making it universally accepted in the larger cine market.
The Wedge plate is reversible, with one fixed 3/8 16 thread (the larger one) and a second sliding thread for adjustability.
The receiver plate has a two-latch system for safety, and ¼ 20 & 3/8 16 thread array on the bottom.
There’s a ton of quick release systems out there, it can be quite hard to choose what to ‘settle’ on.
If you’re unfamiliar with this plate system, it’s a handy one to pick. For one, it’s an industry standard in the cine market, plus the non-fuss, slap-it-on, reversible nature of the plate/receiver mate makes it very easy to use.
What’s Unique About it?
If your familiar with this plate system, you’ll ask what makes this unique – Ronford Baker has an almost identical receiver plate that has been around for some time. Wooden Camera boast weight savings – 390g (0.85 lbs.) for the receiver only versus 1133g (2.5lbs) of the comparative Ronford Baker piece. In today’s age on tiny and light camera systems, weight savings like that can go a long way.
There’s also the competitive price, near 40% saved with the above comparison (at the time of typing). Purchase links below.
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