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10-19-2010, 05:14 PM   #31
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The M-40 mounts, when new, have a nice, non scratching, plastic film on the underside.

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QuoteOriginally posted by excanonfd Quote
don't think I would trust my camera and lens to a 1/4"NPT20 bolt that's in the tripod mount
That 1/4-20 UNC is in there pretty tight. No grip and with a light lens it should be fine. Just stay the speed limit.
Unless you are running a really nasty cam..
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I never thought i'd see a magnet mount that is tougher than a CB antenna mount.


Edit: Oh, there's another idea.........i'll never use.
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The M-40 is a K40 CB antenna magnet mount. One in the pic. is just missing the pretty plastic cover.

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These were shot using Manfrotto suction cups. With suction cups you can attach to glass surfaces.



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I want it...............whatever those manfrotto suction cups are mounted on.
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These were shot using Manfrotto suction cups. With suction cups you can attach to glass surfaces.


Those are great! Was this a rig setup with extension poles and the car moving at a slow pace?

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I've done some rigged shots but with motorcycles:











My tools of choice have been:

1 - Manfrotto SuperClamp
2 - Manfrotto Magic Arm
3 - Ricoh GX-100

If you can get the SuperClamp to mount somewhere on the car, it won't come off. To build off another suggestion, maybe mount a single Yakima or Thule crossbar to the roof and then mount the SuperClamp to the rack.

FWIW, I found that a good P&S like the Ricoh worked fine in good light. It was much lighter than a dSLR thus easier to mount, went as wide as 19mm (35mm equivalent), and had good DOF and infinity focus so I didn't have to worry about focus issues. As long as the light is good it's a capable setup.

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Those are great! Was this a rig setup with extension poles and the car moving at a slow pace?
Yes. A lot of initial trial and error involved.
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I can't believe no one has mentioned the obvious solution - duct tape - LOTS of duct tape!!
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I can't believe no one has mentioned the obvious solution - duct tape - LOTS of duct tape!!
That's what's holding the car together!
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That's what's holding the car together!
And after peeling off the tape, you will not have to worry ever loosing grip on your camera again.

p.s
There is a new and improved thing out there, it is called the "Gorilla tape". This stuff is pretty good. Might even beat a K-40 magnet-mount..

p.s.s
I meant to quote ChipB

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Video rig Cuba style

It's not going to be a serious reply.

But this is what I did in Cuba to make on the road movies when driving through. And below is a video frame capture made with it. Obviously, the people liked it

One must understand that Cuba is very ... short in supply of any kind So, I had to use what I found in my luggage, i.e., my monopod.

The real challenge was to make the camera stay in place despite the gigantic holes Cuba seems to want to sit in their streets

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QuoteOriginally posted by creampuff Quote
These were shot using Manfrotto suction cups.
Wow, awesome captures!

QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
But this is what I did in Cuba to make on the road movies when driving through.
Would be cool to see a video snippet. Can't imagine it will look smooth given the cobblestone pavement and the fact that the car isn't a CitroŽn DS.
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Wow, awesome captures!


Would be cool to see a video snippet. Can't imagine it will look smooth given the cobblestone pavement and the fact that the car isn't a CitroŽn DS.
I may make a video from it if I find the time. So, I've no plan to release snippets ahead of time.

Yes, it's not very smooth but usable. I may postprocess it with stabilizer software. Problem is that the monopod rattled under more ugly road conditions. And I'm not sure the SR under such adverse conditions didn't actually add shake.

The suction mount would have been great and one should think of a way to further absorb shock between mount and camera.
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