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Re: I bought a new tripod

Post by minniev » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:30 am

PietFrancke wrote:
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another osprey shot - their legs are magnificent!

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That is wonderful, just as it is. Yes, their legs are incredibly beautiful, exquisite weaponry.

I am sure I’ll get to see this one again in a scene with armored warriors and ruined castles.
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Post by PietFrancke » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:15 am

Charles Haacker wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:03 pm
Just congrats Piet. My bride and I always danced around the idea of a boat. We used to go to all the spring boat shows, but over the long haul it just never happened. But we did get Rosie the Tiny Tent Trailer and she is kinda like a boat.
Lovely pictures!
(Never forget, keep one hand for the ship and one for y'self!)
thanks Chuck - like Rosie, Tripod takes me to places that I would not otherwise see. Good advise about keeping a hand on the boat - things happen fast.

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Post by PietFrancke » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:30 am

thanks Min, Next season I hope to be able to see their chicks!

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Post by St3v3M » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:45 am

Do you have any tips for tracking something fast while using a tripod? S-
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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:36 am

St3v3M wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:45 am
Do you have any tips for tracking something fast while using a tripod? S-
LOL - have your friend steer and know what your target is..

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Post by St3v3M » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:26 pm

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LOL - have your friend steer and know what your target is..
I have a ball head and find it works and it doesn't. Maybe it's too tight, always feeling too restrictive. S-
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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:40 pm

St3v3M wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:26 pm
PietFrancke wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:36 am
LOL - have your friend steer and know what your target is..
I have a ball head and find it works and it doesn't. Maybe it's too tight, always feeling too restrictive. S-
it is probably too dangerous to be used in public, but I wish we had more in the way of a camera attached to a gun stock kind of thing... with the trigger where a gun's trigger is, and you would have support from your shoulder - mostly thinking about longer lenses and birding...

Also, there are gunsights that can be mounted to the camera hot shoe - but they are finicky to align and keep straight. BTW, my tripod thread is about "Tripod" - the kayak sailboat!!! LOL

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Post by St3v3M » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:48 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:40 pm
it is probably too dangerous to be used in public, but I wish we had more in the way of a camera attached to a gun stock kind of thing... with the trigger where a gun's trigger is, and you would have support from your shoulder - mostly thinking about longer lenses and birding...

Also, there are gunsights that can be mounted to the camera hot shoe - but they are finicky to align and keep straight. BTW, my tripod thread is about "Tripod" - the kayak sailboat!!! LOL
I've thought of a gimbal, but too expensive for me. S-
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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:54 pm

St3v3M wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:48 pm
PietFrancke wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:40 pm
it is probably too dangerous to be used in public, but I wish we had more in the way of a camera attached to a gun stock kind of thing... with the trigger where a gun's trigger is, and you would have support from your shoulder - mostly thinking about longer lenses and birding...

Also, there are gunsights that can be mounted to the camera hot shoe - but they are finicky to align and keep straight. BTW, my tripod thread is about "Tripod" - the kayak sailboat!!! LOL
I've thought of a gimbal, but too expensive for me. S-
trouble with tripods in general is that they are fine if you are in a set location, but not so fine if you are on the move... And if your subject is on the move, even a gimbal might not work as well as supported free hand..

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Post by St3v3M » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:59 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:54 pm
trouble with tripods in general is that they are fine if you are in a set location, but not so fine if you are on the move... And if your subject is on the move, even a gimbal might not work as well as supported free hand..
I've been relying on a 'steady hand' but always wonder if there's something better. Thank you for the help! S-
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