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Old 01-27-2010, 09:51 PM
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anyone ever tried this?

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/108286...er_1_solution/
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:17 PM
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Re: anyone ever tried this?

Not yet, but I'm going to give it a try this weekend!

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Old 01-27-2010, 10:19 PM
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Re: anyone ever tried this?

I've read and heard others who have done it and are happy with results - I haven't tried it yet. I'm a klutz, and am able to trip over a string, but I'm sure that most people would be able to use it without hurting themselves
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:17 PM
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Re: anyone ever tried this?

Here is another one along the same lines.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1521543/best_diy_tripod/
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:25 AM
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Re: anyone ever tried this?

636Prod., that method would eliminate my worry about tripping over a long string -- cool !!


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Here is another one along the same lines.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1521543/best_diy_tripod/
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Re: anyone ever tried this?

very cool. thanks, guys
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:40 AM
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Re: anyone ever tried this?

Guess nothing is new. I have had one of the string things in my camera bag for maybe 30 years or so.

Another thing I carry when hiking, a large (gallon size) zip lock plastic bag. If I get to a place where I need a bit more support than the string thing, I can usually find a place to fill the bag about half full of sand, gravel, moss or something, then set the bag on a log, stump, boulder or whatever. Then nestle the camera down on the bag pointing in the correct direction. Using my cable release and with the camera sitting on a 50 ton boulder, its just like using a tripod!
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:31 PM
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Re: anyone ever tried this?

good tip, mike.

i seem to recall a similar tip using a plastic bag. you carried a nice clean one of the type with very clear plastic for shooting in the rain or other wet areas and if you didnt like the plastic covering the lens while shooting, you simply made a cutout for that part and put a rubber band on the bag over the end of the lens and used a uv filter and lens hood to protect the lens. if you used a large enough one you could put your hands inside with the camera to adjust body and lens settings. saran wrap worked too but it was much more clumsy to use.
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:38 PM
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Re: anyone ever tried this?

That really is a good tip thanks for that
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:13 AM
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good tip, mike.

i seem to recall a similar tip using a plastic bag. you carried a nice clean one of the type with very clear plastic for shooting in the rain or other wet areas and if you didnt like the plastic covering the lens while shooting, you simply made a cutout for that part and put a rubber band on the bag over the end of the lens and used a uv filter and lens hood to protect the lens. if you used a large enough one you could put your hands inside with the camera to adjust body and lens settings. saran wrap worked too but it was much more clumsy to use.
Three years ago I moved from the wet of Western Washington to the desert of Western Colorado. I know that the moss and mildew that covered a good deal of my body has dried and flaked off, but I guess so has the mind set of how to prepare for incessant rain and mist falling on my camera. Didn't even think about mentioning the plastic bag raincoat.

Guess I must be fully acclimatized!
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