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Upside-Down Boom Arm End Piece (driving me crazy)

 
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Sep 21, 2011 09:15 |  #31

John Schell wrote in post #13138636 (external link)
Yup. That's what I did and that photo is exactly what I needed to see (wish I saw it a day ago) - I didn't realize just how big the E700 was AND the fact that it doesn't fit on and won't mount anything I own.

The F830 has me intrigued now..

E700 too big? Sure it is not the E710 as shown above. Which boom you using?


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Sep 21, 2011 09:37 |  #32

Yes, my mistake Bobbyz. I was talking about the E710 - I took some pictures showing how big it was but they're on my home computer.

I'm using a Calumet C-stand with a Matthews boom (I think it's Matthews - got it at Samy's in Santa Ana last week)


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Sep 21, 2011 09:52 |  #33

Can you post a picture of what you bought?


Don't try to confuse me with the facts, my mind is already made up.
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Sep 21, 2011 10:06 |  #34

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The big one on the top.


EDIT - wanted to add that this isn't my photo. This is jdears from page 2 of this thread.

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Sep 21, 2011 10:08 |  #35

sigma pi wrote in post #13138916 (external link)
Can you post a picture of what you bought?

John Schell wrote in post #13138980 (external link)
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The big one on the top.


EDIT - wanted to add that this isn't my photo. This is jdears from page 2 of this thread.

looks pretty indestructible Pi, could be a good choice for you :lol:


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Sep 21, 2011 10:16 |  #36

John Schell wrote in post #13138980 (external link)
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The big one on the top.


EDIT - wanted to add that this isn't my photo. This is jdears from page 2 of this thread.

Thats OK its just gear porn haha

The middle one is the one I have its great. It is almost the size of the pole

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looks pretty indestructible Pi, could be a good choice for you :lol:

I have two of these....... One is a bit messed up. I was trying to get it to hold an angle


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Sep 22, 2011 01:50 as a reply to  @ sigma pi's post |  #37
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I use the middle one (e700) on a Avenger boom and stand, Alien Bee 1600 with a 22" Beauty dish. The drop down pin make it very easy to adjust the angle of the BD, without having to readjust the stand or boom pole.




  
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Mar 06, 2012 11:52 |  #38

Hey guys, picked up one a E700 based on how imperative people made it seem to be, but I'm not quite sure what the advantage is of hanging it is; could someone list out all of the pros of having the drop down pin? Feels like I'm missing something here :p


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Mar 06, 2012 12:13 |  #39

asamimasa wrote in post #14035714 (external link)
Hey guys, picked up one a E700 based on how imperative people made it seem to be, but I'm not quite sure what the advantage is of hanging it is; could someone list out all of the pros of having the drop down pin? Feels like I'm missing something here :p

Here's one of Tetrode's photos... This should explain the constant angle no matter what position the boom is in. It also prevents the strobe from spinning on the end of the grip or boom.

By hanging from below, you are transferring the force of a heavy modifier to the E700 INSTEAD of the strobe's connection mounted at 90 degrees to the end of the boom.

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Mar 06, 2012 12:30 |  #40

Thanks!


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