|2nd of October 2009 (Fri)||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Allentown, PA
Definative summary of bean bag options for large lens use
I use bean bags for support quite often: when shooting from the car, when on safari, when shooting from the ground, when shoot on fences, etc. When I got my first bean bag, I wasn't happy. I made my second and was happier, but not thrilled. So ..... I decided to search the net and get a list of every style bean bag, most suppliers of these, and any and all reviews by others. I also decided to collect several of these bags for testing.
So much for the preamble. Here is my summary results.
Please visit the link and add your comments. If you know of other bean bags not covered, let me know and I will add them to the list.
FYI, from my work, I am now more aware of other vehicle supports and accessories such as panning plates. As a follow-on, I will be examining these also. If you know of other methods of vehicle support (other than tripod or monopod), let me know.
Some of you may disagree with my assessment, but having now gone on 3 safari's and shot a lot from a BMW X5 and an Infiniti FX35 as well as Nissan and Toyota Pick-ups and a Toyota Landcruiser, I am pretty happy with the general summary.
Gear: Canon 5D MkIII, 7D, 30D, 300D, Canon Lenses: 100 macro, 100-400L IS, 24-105L IS, 400DO IS, 500L IS. Kenko extension tubes, Kenko 1.4x pro TCon.and Kiboko 30L and 22L+
|4th of October 2009 (Sun)||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Re: Definative summary of bean bag options for large lens use
wow, nice work...only time i've used a beanbag was in tanzania a couple of years ago. i just used the bags they had in the trucks..but might think of getting my own for times when they aren't supplied.
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