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iceman17
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Jan 05, 2014 12:41 |  #10111

does using 3 suction cups advisable? to balance the weight of the rig.2 on the roof and 1 in the windshield. using manfrotto suction cups.thanks


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Jan 05, 2014 15:45 |  #10112

iceman17 wrote in post #16579723 (external link)
does using 3 suction cups advisable? to balance the weight of the rig.2 on the roof and 1 in the windshield. using manfrotto suction cups.thanks

Sure, you can use as many as you like.


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Jan 06, 2014 05:58 |  #10113

VisualEchos wrote in post #16580131 (external link)
Sure, you can use as many as you like.

thanks! :smile:


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Jan 06, 2014 14:19 |  #10114

iceman17 wrote in post #16579723 (external link)
does using 3 suction cups advisable? to balance the weight of the rig.2 on the roof and 1 in the windshield. using manfrotto suction cups.thanks

I usually just use 2 of them, because 3 is just that much more work to clone out. I have used 3 before to spread out the weight of my rig when I was connecting only to the windshield of a miata for an overhead shot. Typically, my third one stays in the case as a backup.


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Jan 07, 2014 08:08 |  #10115

Or you can use it as extra support in the front.

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Jan 07, 2014 09:25 |  #10116

Nelson951 wrote in post #16578863 (external link)
hi guys
need an advice, I would like to get an extension bar for an avenger F1000 in order to change angle of the pole. Where can I find this ?

thx

I personally just added another baby swivel pin which is enough to give me extra height and angle.

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Pair that with the magic arm and you can get quite a bit of versatility.That is a definite advantage to the Woods cups vs. the F1000. The additional versatility and stability but also adds cost (worth it if you are into this though).

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Jan 07, 2014 19:02 |  #10117

PKmode wrote in post #16585132 (external link)
I personally just added another baby swivel pin which is enough to give me extra height and angle.
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Pair that with the magic arm and you can get quite a bit of versatility.That is a definite advantage to the Woods cups vs. the F1000. The additional versatility and stability but also adds cost (worth it if you are into this though).

I have tried doing that a couple times scares the **** out of me, so i took it off before i even tried the shot.

But sometimes 3 suction cups are better, tried doing a shot like below and the roof was not strong enough and was bowing in from the weight..

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Jan 08, 2014 10:21 |  #10118

I have the F1000s so already using that style swivel pins. Just adding another doesn't bother me too much and hasn't proved problematic but I do make sure I really tighten them down. Also, I NEVER rig alone and am always walking with the camera 'just in case'. Like I say, if someone's into this, it's worth the extra investment to go Woods cups and a bunch of different length rods etc.


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Jan 12, 2014 09:58 |  #10119

hello,what filter are you guys using? is ND variable any good?


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Jan 12, 2014 11:44 |  #10120

Often, I only use the CPL filter, and stopping down my lens a few f-stops. But then again, we don't get to see the sun here for 6 months of the year.... :P


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Jan 12, 2014 12:13 |  #10121

A lot of people use a variable ND. Myself, I only use a CPL.


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Jan 12, 2014 15:18 |  #10122

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I had to use a 0.9 ND for this one.

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Jan 12, 2014 20:28 |  #10123

Nice! I might tweak the wb a bit on that one, but other than that, awesomesauce.


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Jan 15, 2014 04:08 as a reply to  @ post 16530624 |  #10124

Hello, i'm new, and i'm really amazed by all the great photos here. High level quality pictures. :)

I wanted to share with you my first rig shot:

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I'm very interested by automotive photography, i've already scheduled several shootings for the next weeks.



  
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iceman17
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Jan 15, 2014 07:19 |  #10125

hi everyone,just want to ask what's your pole's overall weight? when doing a 16feet long pole.thanks


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