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Jun 12, 2011 19:02 |  #5401

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Any one ever thought of one of these...

http://www.manfrotto.c​o.uk …tends_from_210c​m_to_370cm (external link)

Spied a rig shot shoot on Facebook today with Team Japspeed. Wondered what boom was being used as it looked telescopic, downloaded photo - zoomed in and bobs ur uncle!

Yeah its minimum length is 210cm but that will fit in my boot through the arm rest!

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Well unbelievably this car has just been stolen from a performance car show!

Apologies its not quite thread related - but still!


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Jun 12, 2011 20:08 |  #5402

They've just found it: https://www.facebook.c​om/teamjapspeed?sk=wal​l (external link)


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Jun 13, 2011 10:44 |  #5403

I just got my parts minus one super clamp that Amazon decided to send me an ac adapter instead for, so I'll have everything thursday and I'm looking forward to contributing to this thread soon. I see some friendly faces in here already :)

I really need to work on my PP and pole placement.


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Jun 13, 2011 13:18 |  #5404

Butch10x wrote in post #12522411 (external link)
im liking the colors.

synth19 wrote in post #12524609 (external link)
^ +1

3DZukini wrote in post #12524653 (external link)
^ +1 also, except that bit of lighter, more saturated area on the ground by the front wheel is bugging me. I think it's drawing attention away from the car... maybe clone it out to match the rest of the ground? It could just be me, I don't really know what I'm talking about, lol. Great shot! :)

I noticed that as well, and it's bugging me a bit now...Thanks, guys!

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That s2k shot is sweet! Hi-res?

I appreciate it!


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Jun 13, 2011 21:19 |  #5405
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i'm selling my rig if anyone is interested
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Jun 13, 2011 23:18 |  #5406

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Jun 14, 2011 02:20 |  #5407

I've noticed alot of people seem to shoot rigs with a CPL, how do you guys find the CPL works at such wide angles? can you get away with adjusting the CPL to remove some reflections from the car without getting weird banding in the sky?

I have a B+W ND110 but worried it will be too heavy unless shooting in the middle of the day, I plan on picking up a B+W Slim CPL aswell as a B+W 106 ND to give me more flexibility for shooting at different times of the day. I don't want to stray too far from about f5.6 if I can help it.

rcubed, do like this shot but the first thing that I noticed was the road appears over sharpened.


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Jun 14, 2011 07:08 |  #5408

There is no use shooting an automobile in any day circumstance without a CPL, as it's the only thing that gives you control over reflections. Nine times out of ten, without it, the windshield will be complete reflection, which you don't want. I have never had a problem with using my old Hoya CPL on my Tokina, or my B+W on my Nikkor.

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Notice that the windshield isn't white, and has a nice fade on the driver's side, as well as being able to see the driver. That's all CPL. Same with the bright reflection on the side of the car, and the fact that you can see some shine on the wheels and tires even though it's the dark side of the car.

CPL = indispensable

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Jun 14, 2011 09:19 |  #5409

While we're on the topic of CPL's, has anybody tried the $40 Rocketfish CPL's at Best Buy? Just curious if they're any good, possibly made by one of the good companies and re-labeled, or just crap? :)


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Jun 14, 2011 10:01 |  #5410

There is no way I'd stick a $40 CPL on my glass. Think about it for a minute. Looking at your sig, I'd spend the coin for a B+W.


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Jun 14, 2011 10:22 |  #5411

$40 is about £25, is that really considered cheap for a CPL? All of mine have been bought second hand for about £10each at the most, I didn't think they'd cost a whole lot more brand new.


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Jun 14, 2011 11:41 |  #5412

The Ran wrote in post #12591386 (external link)
$40 is about £25, is that really considered cheap for a CPL? All of mine have been bought second hand for about £10each at the most, I didn't think they'd cost a whole lot more brand new.

mine cost me £219 :rolleyes:


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Jun 14, 2011 13:45 |  #5413

Zilly wrote in post #12591902 (external link)
mine cost me £219 :rolleyes:

Holy crap. Was that like an 86mm from a high end (read "overpriced") manufacturer? My 72mm was actually the only one that cost me £10, my 58mm and 49mm were only actually about £5 each. Sure they're not amazing or from some well known brand and the 72mm and 49mm are actually linear polarisers, but the thought of a £220 filter just doesn't seem right to me.


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Jun 14, 2011 14:07 |  #5414

well try this "french" site...
I will soon buy a "marumi's one" wich is well.....

http://photoaddict.fr …-special-grand-angle.html (external link)


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Jun 14, 2011 20:39 |  #5415

The Ran wrote in post #12591386 (external link)
$40 is about £25, is that really considered cheap for a CPL? All of mine have been bought second hand for about £10each at the most, I didn't think they'd cost a whole lot more brand new.

Hope you didn't spend much on your lens...


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