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Grip 101: Show your booms and grip hardware in action!

 
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Jan 20, 2011 20:56 |  #16

lovin' this thread. thanks to those posting setups. very interesting.


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Jan 20, 2011 22:06 |  #17

FJ LOVE wrote in post #11681950 (external link)
here's another cool piece of gear, my favorite stand , manfrotto 231cs, this stand is capable of...

Q' - IF you tip that stand over where it rolled on two wheels, would it track properly thru a doorframe or outside over grass, gravel, etc.?




  
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Jan 20, 2011 22:35 |  #18

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Q' - IF you tip that stand over where it rolled on two wheels, would it track properly thru a doorframe or outside over grass, gravel, etc.?

it's actually a very portable stand the legs fold up and the pole is 2 piece and comes apart by pulling

you could tilt it and drag it, best on smooth surfaces, small wheels don't like grass or gravel


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Jan 20, 2011 22:47 |  #19

bobbyz wrote in post #11682090 (external link)
Good thread.

It is now, thanks FJ Love and Zansho.

Zansho, nice setup and great resulting image.


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Jan 20, 2011 22:55 |  #20

No pics at the moment (sorry). But I have a tiny budget, so I opted for a DJ tower (12') a DJ truss system (9'H x 10'W) from Amazon, and a second-hand hospital IV stand (on wheels).


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Jan 20, 2011 22:59 |  #21

FJ LOVE wrote in post #11682034 (external link)
this one is made of this kit plus an extra 40" arm

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_Turtle_Base_Ce​ntury.html (external link)


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Ok, so you've just attached the snoot light right to the end of the arm?

What is on the right side of the top extension arm, it looks different than the other grip heads?

And in your first picture, the clamp on the bottom left of the left side autopole, I need something exactly like that, with the clip on the end. Is that one piece, or several components?


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Jan 20, 2011 23:05 |  #22

FJ LOVE wrote in post #11681950 (external link)
here's another cool piece of gear, my favorite stand , manfrotto 231cs, this stand is capable of supporting

the indirect octa and works well with super clamps and magic arms as shown here for one light portraits

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …1cs&N=0&Initial​Search=yes (external link)

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The telescoping arms holding the foam core, could you explain those. Is that just super clamps on the stand and several magic arms attached together?


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Jan 20, 2011 23:22 |  #23

Dave Jr wrote in post #11683017 (external link)
Ok, so you've just attached the snoot light right to the end of the arm?

What is on the right side of the top extension arm, it looks different than the other grip heads?

yes the shaft fits right in the strobe, the thing on the right is a 40" grip arm

it's an older version of the same thing, someone gave it to me :lol:



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Jan 20, 2011 23:31 |  #24

Dave Jr wrote in post #11683050 (external link)
The telescoping arms holding the foam core, could you explain those. Is that just super clamps on the stand and several magic arms attached together?

yes, your right again,two super clamps, one large arm and one shorter arm and a clip

on each to hold the foamcore, a quick check at b&h and i didn't see them listed :confused:


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Jan 20, 2011 23:57 |  #25

yes, your right again,two super clamps, one large arm and one shorter arm and a clip

on each to hold the foamcore, a quick check at b&h and i didn't see them listed


Yeah, I looked too and none of the magic arm stuff they have listed looks the same as yours.

FJ LOVE wrote in post #11683114 (external link)
yes the shaft fits right in the strobe, the thing on the right is a 40" grip arm

it's an older version of the same thing, someone gave it to me :lol:


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Thank you for your patience, I did not realize that the extension arms always have a grip at one end. So a grip arm is some length of extension rod with a fixed grip at one end, whereas a grip head is loose and can be placed anywhere, correct?


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Jan 21, 2011 01:31 |  #26

Now this becomes interesting! FJ, thanks for your input!


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Jan 21, 2011 01:43 |  #27

FJ LOVE wrote in post #11683114 (external link)
yes the shaft fits right in the strobe, the thing on the right is a 40" grip arm

it's an older version of the same thing, someone gave it to me :lol:


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I just received my avenger 2030 and was wondering WTH that was used for, now I need another boom arm ;)




  
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Jan 21, 2011 01:51 |  #28

@ FJ LOVE - nice gear, love the BTS shots, especially the purple bag :lol: (dog food, I'm guessing?). How do you like the your ceiling-mounted system for your seamless? That looks sweet!


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Jan 21, 2011 04:10 |  #29

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I notice that you have the handle on your autopole at the bottom rather than at the top - is this so that you have more clear area for clamping attachments up higher? Are there any "watch-outs" about turning the autopole over like that?

Also, that looks like a wall mount boom arm - did you rig that yourself for clamping onto an auto pole or do they sell them set up that way?

Thanks for sharing - now I'm getting lot of cool ideas!


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Jan 21, 2011 08:13 |  #30

The thing with C-stands, is that you want the longer leg of the stand to bear most of the weight of whatever you're using. If you're using a boom, make the long leg "parallel" to the boom, that is, facing the same direction so it can take the weight properly. I also like to position the boom arm in such a way that the weight of the strobe and whatever attachments only serve to tighten the arm on the stand, and not loosen it.

You should ALWAYS use sandbags if you're using a boom on a C-stand (or any other stand, for that matter).

There are also some great scrims you can use with a clamp - I often use these for table top shooting for holding mirrors : http://www.lowes.com …2Fpl__0__s%3FNt​t%3DClamps (external link)

And BH has some great scrims that you can use for smaller things and to block out certain areas or diffuse the light in certain spots on a softbox - http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …6_Scrim_and_Fla​g_Kit.html (external link) - granted, it's expensive, but you can find smaller kits around for a lot less, but this gives you an idea of how you can control light further than just using modifiers.


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