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#1 DeanB

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:27 AM

Hi All,

I have been asked to do a bit of shallow u/w shooting so thought I'd try a polecam. I have used a Sony MC1p in Seatool housing for a shoot with NHK Europe and this was pretty cool although Its expensive for what might be a 2-3 day shoot.

Is there a Pole out there that will fit the Amphibico Dive buddy plus for my A1???

Is there anyone in the UK who has a Polecam for hire or loan???

Any other Idea's???

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 05:17 AM

Try Alex's broomstick-approach. It might work...

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 12:03 PM

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#4 DeanB

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 12:16 PM

Fisherman's landing net handle. Alloy, fibreglass or carbon...


Cheers

The actual pole isn't a prob as I have a telescopic boom pole that I could use... It's the connecting it to the housing that's the prob... Is there a attachment tat fits the Amphibico housing ???

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:27 PM

Is there a Pole out there that will fit the Amphibico Dive buddy plus for my A1???
Any other Idea's???

I don't think you'll find an adapter for your EVO as it has no provision for mounting the pole swivel on top of the housing.

Know anyone with a Gates you could borrow?

http://www.gateshous..... 10-25-06.pdf

Edited by sjspeck, 10 July 2010 - 09:36 PM.


#6 DeanB

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 11:52 PM

I don't think you'll find an adapter for your EVO as it has no provision for mounting the pole swivel on top of the housing.

Know anyone with a Gates you could borrow?

http://www.gateshous..... 10-25-06.pdf


Now that looks cool :) Although the Only people I know with Gates housings have the larger units so that maybe a struggle ...

I was thinking of the same mount that the Amphibico monitors use. Maybe trying to fix the mount to the pole???. Jeez polecams are in use sooo much these days you'd have thought all the main companies would have one for their housings. Maybe there's a market out there ...




http://www.amphibico...on-clone-2.html

There is this however i never trust the 'Call for Prices' option...

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Edited by DeanB, 10 July 2010 - 11:57 PM.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 03:19 AM

Go to a local metal working shop, explain what you want and they'll almost certainly be able to throw something together for you. Just make sure you coat it with a rust resistant paint before it gets wet. :)

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 11:58 AM

Go to a local metal working shop, explain what you want and they'll almost certainly be able to throw something together for you. Just make sure you coat it with a rust resistant paint before it gets wet. ;)

Cheers, Simon


Hello bud ... Weirdly enough I have a friend who is an awesome wielder/metal worker and I was thinking about asking him :)

I have been given a contact for a company that hires the same unit I used for the NHK programme so I will see how that goes first

Cheers

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 07:37 AM

I hear someone is making a pole cam :)
EDIT......O silly me Dean is on to it
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