September 15, 2014 at 6:52PM

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V-Mount battery adaptors for 15mm rigs?

I'm looking to invest in a V-mount external battery system. I'm just getting tired of all the LP-E6 batteries I've built up plus I could use a counterweight system for my rig so figured why not kill 2 birds with one stone.

I'm wondering if any of you fine folks have experience in the field with any V-Mount battery mounts? Lanparte, Fotga, Tilta and Trusmt all have products that would work with my Lanparte rig so I'd be particularly interested to hear from any of you who have used these ones.

Thanks in advance. If you have advice re: V-mount vs Anton Bauer too that might be worthwhile although I'm trying keep costs down.

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As I know, V-Mount is more popular than Anton Bauer. Do you consider this cheap choice ? http://www.amazon.com/ILED-Battery-V-Mount-Converter-Adapter/dp/B00E0CED...

With a D-Tap cable , the adapter is very useful for rigs. http://www.amazon.com/ILED-D-Tap-Cable-Video-Connector/dp/B00D0HPTRO/ref...

September 15, 2014 at 9:15PM

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Thanks Fen for the info. I'm not too keen on the LP-E6 V mount adaptor as I kind of want the extra weight a V mount battery brings to my rig as a counterbalance.

Neil Every

September 15, 2014 at 10:06PM

I have the lanparte and a tilta plate with a wooden camera one on the way (all for different rigs) and I couldn't say one is better than the other. Just make sure if you need a d-tap port or a 12v plug out that it has your requirements, my Lanparte has dtap, 12v, 15v, 5v, usb and hdmi splitter built in which is convenient.

I have everything in v-mount with a couple anton adaptor plates incase I run into anton batteries on set somewhere. Anton is nice to for the locking pins but I haven't had issues with the v-mount.

September 16, 2014 at 12:19PM

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Chase Axton
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Thanks so much Chase, thats super helpful. I'm super happy with the Lanparte stuff I have - its going on 2yrs old, has seen a lot of action and is as good now as the day I got it. The part of me that appreciates the aesthetic side of things is definitely leaning towards the Lanparte battery pinch :)

Neil Every

September 16, 2014 at 5:46PM

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