ARRI Tech Talk: ALEXA 35 Accessories with the ALEXA Mini LF

ARRI ALEXA 35 baseplates are now compatible with the ALEXA Mini LF and ALEXA Mini by using the new Balance Utility Dovetail BUD-3.

In the latest Tech Talk, Sean Dooley explains the differences, how to mount the new parts, and how to upgrade your existing camera packages to take advantage of the new components.

  • Balance Utility Dovetail BUD-3: K2.0048463
  • Rear Accessory Bracket RAB-3: K2.0049215
  • Mini Adapter Plate MAP-4: K2.0047697

Balance Utility Dovetail BUD-3

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The BUD-3 allows the ALEXA Mini LF to utilize the modern and sturdy accessory setups that were developed for ALEXA 35. The BUD-3 accepts ALEXA Mini side brackets as well as the Rear Accessory Brackets RAB-1 and RAB-3.

Rear Accessory Bracket RAB-3

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The RAB-3 is a rear accessory bracket for ALEXA Mini LF optimized for the new utility base BUD-3. Note a classic RAB-1 for ALEXA Mini LF can be turned into an RAB-3 by removing the lower end of the RAB-1 in order to connect directly to the RAB-1.

Mini Adapter Plate MAP-4

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Weighting in at less than half traditional top plates. The MAP-4 for ALEXA Mini LF is a minimal adapter to the range of lightweight accessories for ALEXA 35, such as the Lightweight Camera Handle LCH-1.

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