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Dec 09, 2010 10:34 |  #16

I'll try to get a shot of my modified spigot.

mitchman wrote in post #11421875 (external link)
Exactly. (sorry I didn't explain this better). We were shooting a chef preparing food on a dark granite counter top. The boom arm was high and behind the counter. The lights in front of the counter, would reflect off the boom arm and cause reflections on the counter top.

I'm probably making too big of a deal out of this. We've only had this problem once. But I thought I'd share anyway. :)

I've ran into this issue as well when taking pics of objects with reflective surfaces. The light will bounce off the object and hit the stand and pick it up reflect back onto the object. It's usually when photographing in macro mode but I've had a few instances where a black car has picked up the stand.




  
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Dec 09, 2010 11:48 |  #17

Shooting people vs products is totally different. I saw someone using 20+ c stands around his table top.


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Dec 09, 2010 12:09 |  #18

Very interesting. I never shoot products so i guess that makes sense...




  
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Dec 09, 2010 19:04 |  #19

mumbles wrote in post #11421701 (external link)
This is the first, in many years of shooting - i've ever heard that. Weird.

I guess you've got better things to do then search chrome vs black stands :)




  
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Dec 11, 2010 06:05 as a reply to  @ sc0rp's post |  #20

Anybody else?




  
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Dec 11, 2010 11:01 |  #21

Avenger A4039CS is my go-to location stand. A lot like the 0040 stand that Mumbles recommended, but with a built in boom for when you need it (and stays hidden when you don't). AND....it'll fit across the back of my outback.

Love, love, love this stand.


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Dec 12, 2010 04:06 |  #22

Cathpah wrote in post #11433674 (external link)
Avenger A4039CS is my go-to location stand. A lot like the 0040 stand that Mumbles recommended, but with a built in boom for when you need it (and stays hidden when you don't). AND....it'll fit across the back of my outback.

Love, love, love this stand.

That looks pretty awesome, thanks for the suggestion Jeff.




  
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Dec 12, 2010 04:32 as a reply to  @ sc0rp's post |  #23

Pity it's going to cost $160 to ship it and nowhere in Australia stocks it. Gotta love the big great land of nothing in regards to photography equipment.


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Dec 12, 2010 05:17 |  #24

TwoShoes wrote in post #11437569 (external link)
Pity it's going to cost $160 to ship it and nowhere in Australia stocks it. Gotta love the big great land of nothing in regards to photography equipment.

I like to think of that as Australian Tax for living in this "great" country.

Even with $160 for shipping you'll still come out ahead if someone over here stocked it.




  
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Dec 12, 2010 09:32 as a reply to  @ sc0rp's post |  #25

Hard for me to justify a $400 stand yet unfortunately.


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Jul 13, 2011 05:19 |  #26

Sheldon N wrote in post #11416544 (external link)
+1 on Avenger stands.

If you're looking for a conventional stand instead of a C-Stand and want something reasonably lightweight and portable, look at the A630B and A653B stands. Really well built, and the handles are great. You can get the stand locked down TIGHT, to where you can't physically rotate the center column even if you try.

I purchased an A630B in 2009....LOVE it!
But man...the prices have increased big time.
B&H sold the stand for $77.95 in 2009.
I just checked the current price >>> $134.95 !!!




  
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