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Gates AX700/Z90 housing and the following: 1) Gates GP 34A Wide angle port 2) Top carry handle 3) Saga 174 67mm single flip diopter clamp (diopter not included) 4) Tripod mount ( no legs) 5) Dive & See HDMI bulkhead 6) Sony AX700 4K (UHD) video camera with NP-FV100A extended battery All purchased around June 2018. In perfect condition. New this rig would be close to 8K. selling for 4500.00 plus shipping
I have a question for owner of Gates housings with threaded ball mounts on the top of grip handles. Could you please tell me how significant is a problem with threaded ball mounts becoming loose? In the review of Gates AX700 / Z90 Housing (Sony FDR-AX700 / HXR-NX80 / PXW-Z90 / PXW-X70) by Karena and John Ellerbrock (owner of Gates), they pointed out on a problem with threaded ball mounts: "Ball mount on the top of the grip handles have been ¼-20 threaded type for over 20 years. They worked well, but have a tendency to rotate loose. Especially when re-positioning GT14 lights. So we fixed it. Within 3 days of our return to the office, a new design was done and headed to production. No more loose / spinning ball mounts." To address the problem, they developed no spin ball mounts, which are sold separately for $94 a pair (!). How big is this problem to spend additional $94 to address this design flaw? Also, have you experienced any other problems with this housing? Many thanks.