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May 15, 2012 16:38 |  #6961

Are there any good off-the-shelf bags to carry and store the 5' poles in? What are people using? Inquiring minds want to know...


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May 15, 2012 17:11 |  #6962

Indecent Exposure wrote in post #14436644 (external link)
Are there any good off-the-shelf bags to carry and store the 5' poles in? What are people using? Inquiring minds want to know...

i believe many use fishingrodbags for the poles themselves, i reckon a hificase for the small stuff would be good?


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May 15, 2012 17:43 |  #6963

Interesting. I'll have to check those out. Thanks.


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May 15, 2012 18:26 |  #6964

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May 16, 2012 05:04 |  #6965

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May 16, 2012 05:04 |  #6966

First time poster, long time reader - well more precisely it's taken me just over a week to get through all 465 pages of this thread!

Each page has been a huge inspiration, so much so that I've just ordered my own kit to build my first rig!

I've gone the usual route as below:

2 x Suction Cups with swivel pins (I went Woods over Avenger)
2 x Manfrotto Super Clamps

I plan to hard fix a ball head (I own both 498RC2 or 484) to the end of the boom as I'm very sceptical as to the rigidity of a Magic Arm at the end of the boom

After reading the entire post, I'm still unsure as to the best way to fix the sections of boom together???

I think it's time that this thread has a definitive guide as to what is the preferred Boom specs:

1. Total boom length
2. Length of individual sections
3. Outside diameter
4. Wall thickness
5. Aluminium grade (if known)
6. Joining method of sections (Personally, this is the most important part!)

The above will help noobs like me a great deal & avoid new rig builders having to reinvent the wheel each time!

Thanks again for all the information / inspiration so far & thanks in advance for adding your boom info as above to this thread.

Cheers, Nico.


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May 16, 2012 10:02 as a reply to  @ Nico76's post |  #6967

First attempt, let me know what you think

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May 16, 2012 11:55 |  #6968

I am selling my setup if anyone is interested in it!
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May 16, 2012 19:17 |  #6969

MccM,
....if this is your first attempt, man youve got a damn good handle on this thing already.....

Nico 76..

Your request.
1. Total boom length............15'
2. Length of individual sections....3 x 1.5meters
3. Outside diameter..............​.48mm
4. Wall thickness.............​..2mm
5. Aluminium grade (if known).......NFI
6. Joining method of sections (Personally, this is the most important part!)....machined sleeves ID 49mm,..bolted.

Still plaiyin & waitin for my own 10-20mm Lens.

Al


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May 17, 2012 01:27 |  #6970

Cheers Al.

I was thinking 50mm / 1.6 wall thickness so should be good looking at your specs. Do you have any further support system on your boom - cables, etc?. If you were to buy again, would you change the spec of the boom at all??


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May 17, 2012 10:22 |  #6971

Was supposed to be 50mm b ut ended up when measured at 48mm,....wall thinkness is a guess....its sorta trick material.

Ask me when I finally get it shootin images with it...

Waitin on a Lens....

Should be in the next week or so,....


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May 18, 2012 12:41 |  #6972

My fisrt post here. I look at this thread for a long time!

Just to illustrate the DIY method
2006:
little suction cup, a bar of aluminium and a small Ixus :oops:

IMAGE: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-244DeafoQqc/T7aIPWn43PI/AAAAAAAAHFI/Le_Qcb5mTcU/s640/01.jpg

The first result... 3,2s
IMAGE: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-TFxp6GhsCQE/T7aIQEjTyTI/AAAAAAAAHFY/zsNhHudoPbg/s640/03.jpg

2 years later, a bigger suction cup to attach the tripod, and a Canon S3is
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IMAGE: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-W24rw8vzpBY/T7aIRJQqocI/AAAAAAAAHFk/3tW4j6nur2Y/s640/09.jpg

The result is better :lol: (1s)
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May 18, 2012 12:49 |  #6973

2 more years, we are now in 2010
I've got two suction cups and a 2 meters pole in stainless steel
The camera is a Nikon :oops: D90 with just a 17-50mm

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Result begins to be good :cool:
0,2s
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This year, I put a third part to the pole and it's 2m70 long
I use (only for rig shot) a Sony Nex5 :oops: with 16mm or with additional lens (12mm)
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1,6s
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May 18, 2012 12:52 |  #6974

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1,6s
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2s
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May 18, 2012 12:53 |  #6975

1,3s

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