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Nov 14, 2011 05:16 |  #6181

James kindly let me edit one of his rig shots as practice. i had my first go this morning -

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It's not great. I've started on my second go and it's looking a lot better.

Any tips/c&c?

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Nov 14, 2011 11:07 |  #6182

StE823 wrote in post #13396166 (external link)
get urself a 40D and 10-22, should be around 1k used.. then u got urself a nice rigging camera...

I'd rather buy a better quality rig than use a 40d with all due respect I wouldn't want camera like that now .... it's just not for me ...


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Nov 14, 2011 13:41 |  #6183

1d4 is not an ideal camera for rigshots IMO, not just because of the weight of the camera. There's not much wide angle option for the 1d series due to the 1.3 crop. You're gonna need a longer rig for a wider shot for rigging the 1d. Longer = less stable = higher chance to fall.

Plus dropping a 1k camera is better than dropping a 5k camera, since the chance of dropping a 1d + an L lens is higher than a crop camera with 10-22.

Just my 2c.


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Nov 14, 2011 23:16 |  #6184

Stephen is right, an optimal rig-shot combo is about 2.5 lbs, and the 1DIV is 2.6 lbs by itself, so adding even a light WA lens, say the 17-40, you're at 4 lbs. This is a LOT hanging off of a 14' pole, trust me. It can be done, of course, I use a FF D700 + 16-35, which is 3.6 lbs, but I have a superboom :D.


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Nov 15, 2011 00:55 |  #6185

VisualEchos wrote in post #13401100 (external link)
Stephen is right, an optimal rig-shot combo is about 2.5 lbs, and the 1DIV is 2.6 lbs by itself, so adding even a light WA lens, say the 17-40, you're at 4 lbs. This is a LOT hanging off of a 14' pole, trust me. It can be done, of course, I use a FF D700 + 16-35, which is 3.6 lbs, but I have a superboom :D.

I'm still using my crop camera for 95% of my rigshots cuz the 10-22 is feather weight lol.


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Nov 15, 2011 02:31 |  #6186

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Nov 15, 2011 03:41 |  #6187

VisualEchos wrote in post #13401100 (external link)
Stephen is right, an optimal rig-shot combo is about 2.5 lbs, and the 1DIV is 2.6 lbs by itself, so adding even a light WA lens, say the 17-40, you're at 4 lbs. This is a LOT hanging off of a 14' pole, trust me. It can be done, of course, I use a FF D700 + 16-35, which is 3.6 lbs, but I have a superboom :D.

OK. So what's a superboom?


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Nov 15, 2011 07:35 |  #6188

StE823 wrote in post #13401341 (external link)
I'm still using my crop camera for 95% of my rigshots cuz the 10-22 is feather weight lol.

That's because you're the rig-shot Master!

Spikeydevilbandit wrote in post #13401661 (external link)
OK. So what's a superboom?

Hahaha, click the link in my sig.


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Nov 15, 2011 15:41 as a reply to  @ VisualEchos's post |  #6189

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Nov 16, 2011 03:16 |  #6190

VisualEchos wrote in post #13402064 (external link)
That's because you're the rig-shot Master!

Hahaha, click the link in my sig.

Soooo it's just a boom (a very nice one though) made by you .....lol


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Nov 16, 2011 08:21 |  #6191

willbaroo wrote in post #12715119 (external link)
Sorry, but this post does not contain sexy slow shutter speed rig shots.

Just photos of my rig through its build phase and attachment to a boring old astra!

Bit of back ground. Wanted a 4M rig that was easily dismantled and transportable.

Spec.

1 x 4m of 1 1/2" OD 16 SWG Alu Tube (main rig section)
1 x 1m of 1 3/8" OD 16 SWG Alu Tube (split into three to create joiners)
2 x M6 Turnbuckle
2 x 3mm Rope Clamps
1 x 5m of 3mm Wire
1 x Loop on a threaded bolt (not the technial term but can't remember it)

Usual rig stuff afrer that, 2 x Monfrotto Suction Cups, 3 x Super Clamps & 1 x Magic Arm

Joiners filed by hand...took 3hrs in total to effectively remove .7mm off a meter of alu tubing!

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Inserted into a larger OD 1.3m section

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The total rig length... 4 meters, test fitting the joiners.

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Drilling pilot holes in preparation for drilling so we can attached bolts to secure the 1.3 sections to a joiner.

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Bolts were a bit long...we would later use wing nuts as bolts are a bit to fiddly when needing to assemble/dis-assemble the separate sections.

Was going to use PVC tubing but saw this in a local hardware shop, the loop wasn't closed as you can see so had to heat it up and get the lump hammer on the case.

Turn buckle attached with tension wire and rope clamps in place...

Loop closed off.

Just wanted to thank willbaroo for a truly informative post. This is great information and I appreciate the time you have taken to put this together for us.

Chris




  
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Nov 16, 2011 10:21 |  #6192

OK, so I've finally made my way trough all 413 pages of this thread. Although it's been a long read I think it's been well worth the effort. These are my thoughts and feelings;

There are some absolutely stunning images here and those that took them (you know who you are I hope), should be congratulated.

However there are some things that don’t sit right with me about a percentage of images.
Those without drivers and the lack of headlights on the majority of night shots just don’t look right. It seems that so much effort has been put into the rig itself, the things we take for granted to look natural have been overlooked.

I also feel that by a proportion of the displayed rig shots could have had a better success rate had they been done using a different technique. Tracking shots (car to car) or simple panning could reproduce a lot of the shots shown here with a higher rate of quality and sharpness. This opinion in know way takes away from some of the truly amazing shots that have been shown, but there will always be a scenario when no matter how good you are at a technique an alternative approach may produce a better result.

So. Am I looking to build a rig? I hope so, but only for occasions when I would get a better or significantly different result to either panning or tracking.

I feel that I’ve learnt a lot from this thread (with a lot more still to learn) but I just wanted to give feedback on the previous 412 pages!!

I’d still like to use (if possible) my 1D mk iv for this type of shoot and really liked the set up on page 387 by Neil1138. If this can be done then great, if not I may have to look into a 5D.

Thanks for all of you for the ideas and info …… watch this space.


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Nov 16, 2011 15:01 |  #6193

Spikeydevilbandit wrote in post #13407660 (external link)
OK, so I've finally made my way trough all 413 pages of this thread. Although it's been a long read I think it's been well worth the effort. These are my thoughts and feelings;

I give you two thumbs up for this....

But yea, there are many final shots on this thread now, but still a lot of valuable info from this thread for sure..


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Nov 16, 2011 20:27 |  #6194

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F*CKING RAD SHOT!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Nov 16, 2011 23:43 as a reply to  @ MaTBoY's post |  #6195

Spikeydevilbandit wrote in post #13407660 (external link)
I’d still like to use (if possible) my 1D mk iv for this type of shoot and really liked the set up on page 387 by Neil1138. If this can be done then great, if not I may have to look into a 5D.

I'm glad you like it! If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them

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