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Oct 20, 2010 14:01 |  #4186
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Oct 20, 2010 14:20 as a reply to  @ Boo-Man Photography's post |  #4187

I doubt EMT is strong enough because it is easy bendable.


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Oct 20, 2010 14:43 |  #4188

Ok guys, after going through this HUGE thread for ideas, here is what I have come up with. For yall with experience with this, does this sound about right? It's a bit pricey, but I'm willing to pay a bit more so that it is nice and stable. One thing though, when I totaled all the est. weight for all the items (inc the Avenger F1000's, which I suppose I could leave off...), it comes out to 26.94 lbs, not including the camera (22.08 without the Avengers). How's that for weight? is that about what everyone else is running?

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Oct 20, 2010 15:12 |  #4189

most of the users here use manfrotto super clamps instead of the MP coupler.




  
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Oct 20, 2010 15:41 |  #4190

I debated over the two, but chose the coupler because I am going with the 2" OD pipe and want to make sure that it is held very securely. I guess I just feel better because these will wrap all the way around the boom, haha. I've heard positive reviews on both, though.


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Oct 20, 2010 17:31 |  #4191

p27rpy wrote in post #11133623 (external link)
I debated over the two, but chose the coupler because I am going with the 2" OD pipe and want to make sure that it is held very securely. I guess I just feel better because these will wrap all the way around the boom, haha. I've heard positive reviews on both, though.

The manfrotto clamps work just fine on 2" tubing.

Hell, I had my D3 on one at 50mph.


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Oct 20, 2010 19:40 |  #4192

Any suggestions about replacing my EMT conduit pipe with aluminum.

I know i seen some suggestions do you think it makes that much of a difference? I still think that the camera/ magic arm is quite heavy causing my boom to curve even with the support system.

Tried 2 sets of couplers =\


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Oct 23, 2010 23:36 |  #4193

One of my old rig shots appeared in October's Issue of Honda Tuning.

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Oct 24, 2010 16:35 |  #4194

Ran across an old pic of my rig.

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This was the result (18-55 kit lens, I think).
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Ive since bought another stick of aluminum and cut it into a 3'4" and 6'8" section.

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Oct 24, 2010 16:44 |  #4195

very nice khan. i love your car without the side graphics. have any shots with the RPF1's?


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Oct 24, 2010 17:04 |  #4196

Hey havent seen you in a while.

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Oct 24, 2010 17:44 |  #4197

i really like those svn-r's. you nailed the offset on them, for sure.


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Oct 25, 2010 18:06 |  #4198

C.Michael wrote in post #11124125 (external link)
What lenses do you guys use?

One would assume 30mm's on FF and maybe 17mm on crop?

No way not nearly wide enough on these types of rigs.

Crop you want 10mm for best results, 12mm will do but will be tight.

On a FF 16-17mm is ideal.


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Oct 26, 2010 00:56 as a reply to  @ Mike Bowen's post |  #4199

Got my pole today...

I bought some military surplus antenna mast segments off eBay. They are 4ft aluminum segments. For added stability, the pipes have ridges along their length. So far, they look pretty good. I put them together and they seem very stable with little to no flex.

Only problem I'm seeing so far is that the pipe pieces only overlap by a few inches. Also, the pipes don't fit together very snuggly. But my plan is to drill a hole in each connection piece and put a screw in to secure them together.

I don't have the suction cups and other bits yet, so I can't test it at the moment. The poles were my biggest concern though and I think there will be workable. Not bad for $38...




  
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Oct 27, 2010 04:05 |  #4200

Can anyone offer suggestions on picking a location for a rig shot???




  
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