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Sep 18, 2007 20:46 |  #136

With the possibility of being ridiculed, would you consider this to bee (get it? Bee?)
a little excessive?
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I'll post another one once I've got it outside, tethered to a laptop, with a 150 ft long USB cable, and using Live View on the computer screen.

I love gadgets.

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Sep 18, 2007 20:50 |  #137

JEC wrote in post #3959822 (external link)
With the possibility of being ridiculed, would you consider this to bee (get it? Bee?)
a little excessive?
;)
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I'll post another one once I've got it outside, tethered to a laptop, with a 150 ft long USB cable, and using Live View on the computer screen.

I love gadgets.

:-)

so limiting. what do you shoot with that?




  
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Sep 18, 2007 21:25 |  #138

JEC wrote in post #3959822 (external link)
With the possibility of being ridiculed, would you consider this to bee (get it? Bee?)
a little excessive?
;)
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I'll post another one once I've got it outside, tethered to a laptop, with a 150 ft long USB cable, and using Live View on the computer screen.

I love gadgets.

:-)

Looks like a transformer, :lol:


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Sep 18, 2007 21:44 |  #139

arizona85224 wrote in post #3959840 (external link)
so limiting. what do you shoot with that?

My checkbook.....
:-)

Actually, that silly assembly serves no practical purpose. I was playing around tonight to see how things fit together.

On a serious side, I will use the remote controlled pan/tilt head in conjuction with Live view for some remote shots this winter of local wildlife.
With the exception of zoom, I'll be able to control most camera functions from quite a distance.

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Sep 23, 2007 03:55 |  #140

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Hiya All

Sorry bout the IQ only got a naff old mob phone to take these shots

I got fed up with the Delta Flip Bracket as it was was so I've had a play, I bought a Novoflex Flexible Arm with Mini Ball & married the two together :lol:

What I have done is to take the plastic cup joints off the Delta Bracket, these were attached by a 1/4 BSW Allan Screw through the bottom Plastic Cup into the Foam covered Grip of the Delta setup, that left me with just the Grip & Bracket now the good thing is that the Novoflex arm has a 3/8 BSW thread supplied with a 3/8 to 1/4 reducer which meant I could just screw it all in place, tidy things up a bit & job done.

The Flexi Arm doesn't weigh that much & is far far stronger that those pesky plastic cups that make up the Delta's Arm IMHO

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Hope all makes some sense :lol:

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That looks like a very cool mod on the Delta, Mark. Is the extra light there as a focus aid, or does it actually assist the flash?

I'm still using the Delta without too much hassle.


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Oct 01, 2007 07:56 |  #141

There are some great set ups here, super thread. I have been thinking of getting the MT-24EX. I see very few in this thread and wonder why so few folks are using them?




  
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Oct 03, 2007 19:21 |  #142

7echo wrote in post #4042104 (external link)
There are some great set ups here, super thread. I have been thinking of getting the MT-24EX. I see very few in this thread and wonder why so few folks are using them?

Cost is the reason why I don't have one just yet.
My set-up is the reversed 50mm and 28mm so MT24EX won't fit without some rigging. It sure would be nice to have those small flash heads.
I'll wait until after I get the MPE lens.


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Oct 04, 2007 23:39 |  #143

arizona85224 wrote in post #3959840 (external link)
so limiting. what do you shoot with that?

dosnt look very pratical..looks like a space ship..lol


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Oct 17, 2007 11:40 |  #144

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Oct 17, 2007 17:43 |  #145

7echo wrote in post #4042104 (external link)
. I have been thinking of getting the MT-24EX. I see very few in this thread and wonder why so few folks are using them?

1 reson,,,the price..500£ is very dear for a flash when u can get just as good results if not better with 420ex and home made diffuser on a light bracket...that being said i have both set ups and for me the mt-24ex beats the 420with the bracket becauses how easy the mt-24ex is to use..and how light and very practical it is.


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Oct 18, 2007 02:23 |  #146

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28-80mm Reversed On Canon, Use Flash Hand Held

Cheap and nasty, but effective nonetheless ;)


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Nov 18, 2007 13:05 |  #147

Here's my updated rig. Big developments include the MP-E 65mm and a small torch on the speedlite for those darkish 5x @ f/16 shots.

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Nov 27, 2007 17:59 |  #148

Here is my contribution lol and yes i know its oly kit.....

First I made this out of a piece of threaded rod, black tube and a random ball head and others bit lying around......

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and then i attached it to the tripod collar on my sigma 150mm macro, positions the flash nicely and doesnt affect balance cos u can have it right above the lens. and then i capped it all off with a LordV coke can diffuser :)

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serves me well and small enough to not be a pain to carry around :)

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Dec 02, 2007 08:09 |  #149

more updates to my rig: the ever popular mini-ballhead (which is awesome) the lumiquest softbox and I altered the Delta bracket with a column from an old tripod.

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Dec 02, 2007 16:02 |  #150

30D camera, Kenko extension tubes, 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens, 430EX flash, and a hacked 3Litre milk bottle container DIY diffuser :) :oops:

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