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jp450r
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Feb 13, 2019 23:29 |  #11971

Here is something i tested out the other day. I have a nikon n1 j1 and thought i would give it a try. Truck was very dirty and was not going for anything special, just a test. As soon as my filter adapter gets here. i will try in out again. The reason for even trying this is i was a lot less nervous hanging this from a pole than i am my D750 lol.


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Feb 18, 2019 07:08 |  #11972

Is it possible to achieve the same effect as a rig using a drone?




  
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Apr 04, 2019 13:56 |  #11973

Yes, but it is difficult. I've done it. You have to match the speed, distance and angle perfectly and it's hard to get really close. Also, drones's cams don't generally have the IQ and dynamic range. What they do offer are unique perspectives and no need to clone out a boom.

I'll post some of my example when I get out shooting this year. Still crappy in WI and no one has brought out their toys.


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Jul 21, 2019 10:04 |  #11974

First attempt for the season, camera as low as I dared. Had the entire parking garage for myself.

"ISO31" and Haida 150mm ND filter (bulky lens)


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Jul 21, 2019 10:32 |  #11975

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First attempt for the season, camera as low as I dared. Had the entire parking garage for myself.

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Jul 28, 2019 11:25 |  #11976

2nd attempt. Not very satisfied with this one, but there is not much activity on this thread lately, so...


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Jul 28, 2019 11:55 |  #11977

Second picture has a better perspective, but it looks like it was not sharp. If you like low perspective, you should add extra length to your RIG boom :)




  
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May 12, 2020 03:57 |  #11978

Good morning Gents,

I'm new here at this forum. Looking into a Rig photography and would like to build my rig. But have a couple of questions about the setup.

1. Suction Cups) I was thinking to get a Manfrotto cups but read here that they are not so good, and searched for Woods, this is what I wounded Woods TL6AM (external link). Is these the good one?

2. "Strings") On some Rigs I see a "string" attached on the top. Is this to reduce bounce? If yes, maybe someone can be so kind and share hot to build it? or at least show detailed pictures of this string setup?

Thank you in advance.

I hope to be able one day to share my Rig shots here ;)




  
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May 21, 2020 10:21 |  #11979

Anyone try rigging from under the car with some sort of swivel to adjust height?



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May 28, 2020 15:18 |  #11980

AndrejsGuscins wrote in post #19061750 (external link)
Good morning Gents,

I'm new here at this forum. Looking into a Rig photography and would like to build my rig. But have a couple of questions about the setup.

1. Suction Cups) I was thinking to get a Manfrotto cups but read here that they are not so good, and searched for Woods, this is what I wounded Woods TL6AM (external link). Is these the good one?

2. "Strings") On some Rigs I see a "string" attached on the top. Is this to reduce bounce? If yes, maybe someone can be so kind and share hot to build it? or at least show detailed pictures of this string setup?

Thank you in advance.

I hope to be able one day to share my Rig shots here ;)

Wood's cups are certainly better and more reliable. I got by with the Avengers for a few years with very light use without issue though. Wood's also requires the rods and clamps as well whereas the Avengers have the swivel there so you don't need the rods. that said, rods afford greater control and stability.

The cables are to dampen the vibrations, yes. A simple eye hook on a threaded rod is an easy way to achieve this attaching each end to the boom ends and the eye hook is closer to the car. The adjustable hooks with threads easily add tension when needed.


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