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#1 VizBiz

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:05 PM

Hi all,

Thought I would share my new D800 setup with tripod.

Intend to do super macro video (+5 +8 +16) etc and needed a tripod...

Testing tonight.

Thoughts..? Feedback..?

Cheers


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#2 Aussiebyron

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:30 AM

If your doing dedicated super macro video I would take the Ikelites off as they are adding weight and getting in the way when you want to move your other video lights around. Looking at your carrying handle.......well that explains why my garden hose gets shorter each week.....I thought it was the local kids making bongs. Actually I dont like the look of the carry handle as its tied off to each of those removeable ikelite arms......I can see something happening there and it will end up in tears. I suggest tying it off onto the Ikelite housing tray as a more secure point.

Good luck with it and hope to see the results.

Regards Mark
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:05 AM

Nice rig. Looks like you have a few bucks invested in it. Don't forget a lanyard Posted Image (Wise guy in every crowd).

As far as the tripod, do you have a specific subject in mind? It doesn't seem like you will be able to get much height out of the setup. While it looks super stable, it doesn't seem very versatile.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:15 AM

I dive with a Reed's rod, its a heavy duty muck stick and a monopod. It has a removable cap and treaded base to attach to your housing or tray. Nice stick and quick to attach. http://twotankedprod...ddiveequip.html

#5 VizBiz

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:38 AM

If your doing dedicated super macro video I would take the Ikelites off as they are adding weight and getting in the way when you want to move your other video lights around. Looking at your carrying handle.......well that explains why my garden hose gets shorter each week.....I thought it was the local kids making bongs. Actually I dont like the look of the carry handle as its tied off to each of those removeable ikelite arms......I can see something happening there and it will end up in tears. I suggest tying it off onto the Ikelite housing tray as a more secure point.

Good luck with it and hope to see the results.

Regards Mark


Thanks Mark.

Nope - from the house across the road, so your safe ;-p

Will move the handle.

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#6 VizBiz

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:41 AM

Nice rig. Looks like you have a few bucks invested in it. Don't forget a lanyard Posted Image (Wise guy in every crowd).

As far as the tripod, do you have a specific subject in mind? It doesn't seem like you will be able to get much height out of the setup. While it looks super stable, it doesn't seem very versatile.


Hi - never used a lanyard - maybe I should sort that out....

Ah - built for a purpose... I want to do super macro - point to the bottom.

I can get more height - just swap the legs, or add legs on with clamps.

Love to try natural light wide angle too...

Keep you all posted.

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