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izthistaken
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May 18, 2012 13:00 |  #6976

Just paid for the rest of my parts for my rig. So excited to fail! :lol:


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May 18, 2012 14:37 |  #6977

izthistaken wrote in post #14451375 (external link)
Just paid for the rest of my parts for my rig. So excited to fail! :lol:

=) what did you forget?


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May 18, 2012 14:44 |  #6978

I had the poles before, now am getting the super clamps, suction cups, magic arm. Just need to figure out the stabilizer wire deal.


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May 18, 2012 18:07 |  #6979

izthistaken wrote in post #14451819 (external link)
Just need to figure out the stabilizer wire deal...

The way I did it which was easy as piss...

Just got a length of all thread, 8mm I think, which you can cut to your desired length. As well as a stainless eye nut to fit, a couple of nuts to lock in place and a wing nut. Just drill a hole in the middle of the rig to attach your riser. A couple of stainless turnbuckles for each end of the cable and some eye bolts to attach to the rig and your away.

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May 18, 2012 23:01 |  #6980

Supra_t wrote in post #14452477 (external link)
The way I did it which was easy as piss...

Just got a length of all thread, 8mm I think, which you can cut to your desired length. As well as a stainless eye nut to fit, a couple of nuts to lock in place and a wing nut. Just drill a hole in the middle of the rig to attach your riser. A couple of stainless turnbuckles for each end of the cable and some eye bolts to attach to the rig and your away.

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That's pretty much exactly what I was planning on doing if I need extra support. All items were delivered yesterday from FilmTolls / B&H except my boom which I plan to buy Monday.

Tossing up between 50mm OD x 1.6 or 3mm WT. What spec is your boom / joiners James? WOuld you change the spec if you were to buy again?? Any recommendations??? (sorry for all the questions, just wanna get this right first time!)

Cheers, Nico.


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May 19, 2012 00:16 |  #6981

Nico76 wrote in post #14453454 (external link)
That's pretty much exactly what I was planning on doing if I need extra support. All items were delivered yesterday from FilmTolls / B&H except my boom which I plan to buy Monday.

Tossing up between 50mm OD x 1.6 or 3mm WT. What spec is your boom / joiners James? WOuld you change the spec if you were to buy again?? Any recommendations??? (sorry for all the questions, just wanna get this right first time!) Where you at in NSW? Would love to check out your rig first hand!?

Cheers, Nico.

My boom is 50x1.6mm, I reckon 3mm wall would just be too heavy. The joiners I can't remember exactly but they were something like 48mm OD by about 5-6mm thick and then turned down slightly to fit. I'm on the Mid North Coast.

If I were to do it again I would make a hybrid between the joiners I used and what a lot of others have (Visualechos rig) which is the short threaded couplers. I have an idea which I might build in the near future.


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May 19, 2012 03:26 |  #6982

Supra_t wrote in post #14453665 (external link)
If I were to do it again I would make a hybrid between the joiners I used and what a lot of others have (Visualechos rig) which is the short threaded couplers. I have an idea which I might build in the near future.

Thanks James.

Your set-up looks great, but you don't sound happy with the 1.6mm. Yes, 3mm is almost twice as heavy as 1.6 but if 3mm results in better shots then that is ultimately my priority. No point saving weight if the shots aren't usable.


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May 19, 2012 09:49 |  #6983

marvinweb wrote in post #14451276 (external link)
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:
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The first result... 3,2s
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2 years later, a bigger suction cup to attach the tripod, and a Canon S3is
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The result is better :lol: (1s)


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May 19, 2012 20:19 as a reply to  @ Supra_t's post |  #6984

It has been a good run, but I've decided to sell my rig for another project. If anyone in the Toronto area is interested, check out my thread! Great shots everyone, keep up the good work!

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May 19, 2012 22:15 |  #6985

Nico76 wrote in post #14454002 (external link)
Thanks James.

Your set-up looks great, but you don't sound happy with the 1.6mm. Yes, 3mm is almost twice as heavy as 1.6 but if 3mm results in better shots then that is ultimately my priority. No point saving weight if the shots aren't usable.

Never said I wasn't happy with my boom, it's light weight and nice a sturdy. I'm pretty sure the boom Andrew sells is 3mm...Andrew? So it must be fine just scares me a little the thought of all that extra weight.


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May 20, 2012 00:37 |  #6986

I received a call from the metal shop on Wednesday that my boom parts had come back from powder coating and finally made some time today to set up my rig and fire off a few test frames of my car in an empty commuter parking garage;

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Having never shot with a rig before I'm very happy with the results.

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May 20, 2012 01:02 |  #6987

Does anyone have photos of how they've attached their tensioned wire to there poles?
Either that or can give me written direction on how they've done it?
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May 20, 2012 14:48 |  #6988

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May 21, 2012 04:49 as a reply to  @ BlackerPhotos's post |  #6989

WTF, powder coating?! Is that really neccassary??


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May 21, 2012 12:12 |  #6990

Nico76 wrote in post #14462173 (external link)
WTF, powder coating?! Is that really neccassary??

Necessary? Perhaps not, however it's been my experience over more than 20 years of shooting other subject matter that grip & rigging equipment that is flat black casts a lot less reflection when it can't be avoided to have it in the frame for whatever reason & therefore requires much less work in post to remove.

I'd much rather spend more time behind a camera than in front of a computer.

Besides, you didn't pay for it, so...WTF does it matter to you?


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