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Pole Aerial shots
Posted By: alohadave, 05-28-2008, 08:45 AM

After my exploratory thread where I wanted to buy a boom truck, I scaled back and made a mount to go on an extendable painter's pole, available at any hardware store.

The rig:





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05-28-2008, 08:52 AM   #2
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Now that's some heavy-duty DIY! With a bit of practice and enough SD cards, you could do some awesome shots of gatherings or public events.

The thoughts of seeing a camera on a pole is a bit unnerving.

Try using a fisheye next time.
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With the Pentax remote assistant software, a laptop, and a USB extension cable, you could get some interesting use from your pole idea. You just have to love DIY projects.
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ooh, I like it!

for version 2 you could add the ability to tilt!

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QuoteOriginally posted by timbo13 Quote
ooh, I like it!

for version 2 you could add the ability to tilt!

Tim
That would be sweet! I'd love to see a shot of the whole rig set up (from another camera, of course!)

Well done!
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