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First use of a "Better Beamer" with DIY Ground Pod - Canada Goose

 
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Mar 28, 2015 17:07 |  #1

I felt I needed a little help in the lighting department for my hobby birding photo trips, so got myself a Better Beam flash extender. Added to the DIY ground pod, it does make a noticeable improvement:

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The only issue I have now is aligning myself with the viewfinder.

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Mar 28, 2015 17:14 |  #2

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Mar 28, 2015 18:12 |  #3

Does your wife know about the ground pod? ;-)a


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Mar 29, 2015 05:27 |  #4

An advantage of being single - I can help myself to the kitchen equipment :-)

(It was actually on sale at a local supermarket for £4)

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Mar 29, 2015 07:33 |  #5

Perhaps a spacer such as this plastic pipe set-up, straight of course, will get your viewfinder higher.


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Mar 29, 2015 08:04 |  #6

Very nice, love the DIY work.


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Mar 29, 2015 14:34 |  #7

alliben wrote in post #17496512 (external link)
Perhaps a spacer such as this plastic pipe set-up, straight of course, will get your viewfinder higher.

I had thought of raising the camera, but the idea was to shoot from a low down as possible (without getting the camera too dirty).

I did think about a "Gigtube" wireless remote viewfinder, but that has is drawbacks: lag, timeout, battery life, so am now thinking of a right angle view finder and have the flash on a magic arm which is in turn mounted to the ground pod.

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Mar 29, 2015 15:46 |  #8

:love::-)simply WOW! and what a great idea?? but i use a joby slr zoom pod with a remote trigger,,,love that goose shot?
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