minor blog about rails and tripod mounts

I haven’t found the perfect rails system. That is until today. My dad came over and he sawed the long up down risers so they are now flush.

I can now use the Protech ST-1 “press shooter” which has made a big help. It’s a Japanese product imported to the US. Using it with the Sony vct l4u makes the rig so much steadier. I bought it from www.big10media.com in the US.

By using the Letus Rails and now the Press shooter tripod mount (it attaches to the bottom of your camera instead of the feeble little manfrotto one) I have a rock steady rig finally. I can’t recommend it enough!

You may also like


  1. sorry for all the typos, i was so tired when i wrote it.

    The press shooter was from ebay in the US.

    Steve, what softness test was that?

  2. Phil how are you attaching the Letus rails to the Sony vct l4u quick release plate? I know that the F350 attaches to this with its front foot. Not sure where you or how you got another foot?

  3. Hi Steve, I have two points to attach the press shooter one at the front and a bit futher down by screwing it into the two main rod holders

  4. Philip,

    Could you let the photos link to some larger pictures?
    It is difficult to see the details of how you fixed the rails to the base.


  5. Bjorn

    what do you need to see exactly? The photos were done on my crappy iphone camera as my stills camera has gone walkabout.


  6. Hi, philip, what is your setup right now with the LET I mean in term of the zoom and everything….cose I’m reciving mine next week and I allready have my EX1 ;D