Dash / Windshield Mount
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garyroach
Registered: May 24, 2003
Total Posts: 2024
Country: United States

Anyone using a dash or windshield mount for a small camera? If so, what kind and does it do the job? Thanks.



pixelrandy
Registered: Nov 03, 2009
Total Posts: 190
Country: United States

http://www.amazon.com/Panavise-809-Camera-Window-Suction-Cup/dp/B000246ST6

This is what I use for my point and shoot. It's OK, but it does bounce around a tad. I tried using it with my D7000 and a 28 2.8 prime (light weight), but it bounced around way too much for the footage to be usable.

Here's some footage I took using it with the point and shoot mounted to my left fender. It holds like a champ! I just wish it had less flex in the arms. There are much more expensive systems out there with multiple cups, etc, that are meant for DSLRs.

http://wentzelphoto.com/pca_rr_2010_03_10_autox/hf1c5646#hf1c5646

Cheers,

Randy



garyroach
Registered: May 24, 2003
Total Posts: 2024
Country: United States

Thanks, Randy. This will be just for fun and I'll be using a P&S.



pixelrandy
Registered: Nov 03, 2009
Total Posts: 190
Country: United States

This is a great solution then, and it's pretty cheap.



Danpbphoto
Registered: Jan 03, 2004
Total Posts: 10856
Country: United States

This month's issue of "Outdoor Photographer" has a special feature on shooting from a vehicle.
They offer 3 direct window solutions, Kirk's MP Window Mount, Puffin Pad& The Pod.
Check the issue out on line or in a store.
Dan



garyroach
Registered: May 24, 2003
Total Posts: 2024
Country: United States

Thanks Dan. My issue just came the other day.



Craig Gillette
Registered: Feb 15, 2005
Total Posts: 3418
Country: United States

Check your state vehicle laws, they may prohibit or restrict attaching devices to the windshield. Not sure about dash mounting but that would seem less an issue assuming it as safe, sturdy, didn't obstruct vision.