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Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by molsen, Jan 28, 2008.

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    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Why is it that everytime someone posts something cool and DIY another person got to try to take a shot at it.

    Thanks for the video. I'm going to make one.
     
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    Or you can buy a Sony and have it built in the camera. but that is a neat idea !!! I'll have 2 try it! good post!:thumbup:
     
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    very cool :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: i love the DIY stuff.

    i'm gonna try this. thanks for the link :)
     
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    him and his fancy lashings!

    lol, great idea!
     
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    Got to love ghetto devices.
     
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    heck, im making one :D
     
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    I'm thinking a adjustable nylon strap, like the kind you use to secure sleeping bags and backpacking stuff, some very thin rock climbing rope or just some black tie-line, and a 1/4"-20 eye-bolt. I think I can find all of that stuff in my garage.
     
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    They may have stated it in the wrong way, but this is something I saw someone do 25 years ago, so no, its not new... but its a good idea, becuase if it worked 25 years ago, it will DEFINATELY work now.

    Nice idea for sure. Had I used this technique at a recent autoshow, I could have saved at least 10-15 pictures that were blurred and when I looked closely, saw clearly it was vertical motion blur.

    Warning, you will look silly using it... lol.
     
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    An excellent idea that works very well, but as GRYPHONSLAIR pointed out its not new. Over thirty years ago I saw an even cheaper, more portable version - it did away with the expense of a weight and just had a loop in the end of the string to put your foot through. I suspect that the original idea came about long before I first saw it.

    You can also improve stability by having your camera strap around your neck and looping it around your elbow to pull it tight. I believe riflemen sometimes do something similar to steady their aim.
     
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    25 years... than 30 year... Well I saw it 31 years aog... I WIN
     
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    Actually, you loose, you just dated yourself! :lol: :lol:
     

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