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Feb 13, 2012 14:06 |  #6436

What's going on with the post edit photo, the 17-40mm covers full frame?


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Feb 13, 2012 14:30 |  #6437

The Ran wrote in post #13890706 (external link)
What's going on with the post edit photo, the 17-40mm covers full frame?

it does, it might be the filter


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Feb 13, 2012 16:24 |  #6438

Ah, missed the Vari part. Still, surprised it's that thick to cause so much vignetting.


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Feb 14, 2012 21:14 |  #6439

The Ran wrote in post #13891471 (external link)
Ah, missed the Vari part. Still, surprised it's that thick to cause so much vignetting.

Thanks for the kind words. Yeah its my damn Vari ND I originally bought for when I shot video on a 28-70. Holding me over for now. Still have to try some shots without it once it gets a little darker.

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Feb 15, 2012 05:54 as a reply to  @ Primary Visions's post |  #6440

Wel Ive got the boom sections, I ve got the Joiner sleeves machined, drilled ofr blots last night,

Recieved my Magic Arm....

Waiting on Super Clamps n some more machining,,,

Will post some pics this weekend when I get it mounted....

Then its off to shoot some images......


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Feb 15, 2012 05:59 |  #6441

Just getting organised for my first Rigg Shoot .

Can anyone just give me a ball park figure for Shutter Speed ??

4 seconds , 6 seconds ?, 10 seconds ?

Given that Ill be using a 10-24 Sigma on a 7D.

Does everyone use a wireless remote ??< or just hit the countdown times ??

Thanks


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Feb 15, 2012 11:01 |  #6442

Ando27 wrote in post #13900990 (external link)
Just getting organised for my first Rigg Shoot .

Can anyone just give me a ball park figure for Shutter Speed ??

4 seconds , 6 seconds ?, 10 seconds ?

Given that Ill be using a 10-24 Sigma on a 7D.

Does everyone use a wireless remote ??< or just hit the countdown times ??

Thanks

I find myself playing anywhere between 1/2 second and 5 seconds depending on th lighting, car colour, background luminosity, etc. As for having a wireless trigger, it CERTAINLY makes your life esier but is not mandatory. When I started I would just use my 10sec timer but it quickly gets annoying so I went out and grabbed a proper OEM wired trigger. (I suggest shying away from the cheap wireless trigger option for the 7D, theres no half click focus capabilities and I find it is not always the most trustworthy to fire when pressed, just my .02 though when I had my 7D.)

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Feb 16, 2012 06:22 |  #6443

TWOLITREmedia wrote in post #13902222 (external link)
I find myself playing anywhere between 1/2 second and 5 seconds depending on th lighting, car colour, background luminosity, etc. As for having a wireless trigger, it CERTAINLY makes your life esier but is not mandatory. When I started I would just use my 10sec timer but it quickly gets annoying so I went out and grabbed a proper OEM wired trigger. (I suggest shying away from the cheap wireless trigger option for the 7D, theres no half click focus capabilities and I find it is not always the most trustworthy to fire when pressed, just my .02 though when I had my 7D.)

Good luck!

Thanks for the tips.....Ill keep these in mind, weve only got two decent underground car parks here in town...got a spot in mind though got a big park with lots of overhanging trees n stuff...might be just what Im after..

I was home late tonight, spent an hour in the workshop trying to get some temporary clamps attached to the suckers n boom.
My boom is 15' seems really long, how far away from the car does everyone shoot ?? I'll be using a 10-20 on a 7D ??.

Need to go to the hardware shop to get a couple of threaded rod sections...cant wait for my Super Clamps to arrive....
Magic arms arrived, just need the clamps.......
Ordered a new 100-400 today for my motorsport n Airoplane shots,...cant wait,,


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Feb 17, 2012 01:40 as a reply to  @ Ando27's post |  #6444

I did this video of how to use a rig. Will be useful to some on here. Hope you enjoy it!
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=oUqVUWIN8co (external link)


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Feb 17, 2012 05:03 as a reply to  @ GFWilliams's post |  #6445

Thanks George, really appreciated it, getting close to my Rig being ready .

Learnt a lot by watchng this, it will give me a good guide & at least a starting point .

Thanks from Down Under


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Feb 17, 2012 08:10 |  #6446

My last photosession done last month to a fantastic Honda "del Sol", hope you guys like it...

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Feb 17, 2012 10:25 |  #6447

This is my first time using a rig! Have alot to learn..

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Feb 18, 2012 12:34 |  #6448

Ando27 wrote in post #13907278 (external link)
Thanks for the tips.....Ill keep these in mind, weve only got two decent underground car parks here in town...got a spot in mind though got a big park with lots of overhanging trees n stuff...might be just what Im after..

I was home late tonight, spent an hour in the workshop trying to get some temporary clamps attached to the suckers n boom.
My boom is 15' seems really long, how far away from the car does everyone shoot ?? I'll be using a 10-20 on a 7D ??.

Need to go to the hardware shop to get a couple of threaded rod sections...cant wait for my Super Clamps to arrive....
Magic arms arrived, just need the clamps.......
Ordered a new 100-400 today for my motorsport n Airoplane shots,...cant wait,,

15' Is slightly long for a beginner rigger, but with that being said if it's braced steadily enough it will be great! The added reach will make for extra angling capabilities, and you should be set with the 10-20 even on the 1.6x crop 7D, should still be plenty wide. I shoot with a 10' boom, and a 20-35mm on my 5D and it has the whole car in the frame all the time.


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Feb 19, 2012 17:45 |  #6449

Thanks for the info Emilio, it's good to know that a 24 on the 5D should be able to keep the entire car in frame with a 10' boom. I just built my first rig, I'm sure I'll build another one down the road, as I already see needed improvements on this one.

I'm curious in the weight of everyone's rig before clamps and equipment. The rig I just finished putting together weighs right under 12 pounds. It's a 15' boom built of three 5' sections. Disassembled, it doesn't feel like much but once assembled the boom seems quite heavy after you calculate torque and pivot point. Will two Avenger F1000's be sufficient to support the weight of the boom and equipment? Now that I know I may be able to get away with just using a 10' boom, that eases my mind.


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Feb 19, 2012 17:53 |  #6450

Well I got two packages in the mail this morning...
First was my new 100-400 L ,.....cant wait to use this on some motorsport, went shooting Karts on the weekend , I used my 300F4, got some great shots.

Second package,...not so good,....I had ordered 4 Super Clamps off Ebay form HongKong....hmmm, half the usulay price...when they got here theyy're small size ...I doubt they'll open enough to clamp onto 2" boom....DOH.

Anyone know the chaepest place to buy Super Clamps in Aussie ??


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