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Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1210
Country: Australia

futurshox wrote:
As you can see, I'm using a Sanyo Xacti on that rig. This works pretty well; I usually run it zoomed in a bit. I would guess that a GoPro is going to have a lot of the frame filled by the lens though, since it is so wide angle. I attach here a screenshot of a video I recorded yesterday with a GoPro, this is looking down from the top of the bird feeder. The camera is hanging from the top at about the same distance from the clear tube as the green ring you can see at the bottom. Imagine the clear tube is your lens, and this is what you're going to see.


Now you've given me something to think about,

Thaks Jo

OOps ....Top of Page Image..






Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1210
Country: Australia

Jon Uhler wrote:
Angry wrote:
futurshox wrote:
I have done that sort of thing by twisting the tripod ring around 180degrees on the lens, so the tripod hole is sticking up. Then you get some 1/4" threaded rod and connect the video camera to the mount ring. Let me see if I can dredge up a picture of this rig...



Now that could work as I'm using the 70-200 ,..this is for Wakeboarding from the back of the tow boat...

Pics please ??

Al



I did this more as a joke....but it works with a goPro....


The Ultimate wedding rig.... by battlefloydflyer, on Flickr

You have a flash bracket laying around?


Somewhere ive got an old one form my film days....givien me ideas..
Thanks

Al



dtw757
Registered: Jan 05, 2009
Total Posts: 112
Country: United States

cbrandt wrote:

I'm trying to remember, find photos of the jet that the CNO of the Navy flew 1971 - 1974 while I was on NAF AAFB.

Besides the pilots, he had a crew to provide food and drink .. they entered the aircraft from a fold down stairway behind the front wheel.

I'm thinking A-3 or something, but for the life of me can't find it or any planes similar to it.

N E BODY KNOW ?? Thanks Curt



CFLSW-Det Put that in the search line on Google and you'll get all sorts of photos of the bird he flew. It was redesignated the UA-3B. There are pictures available on line.

Mike



Angry
Registered: Nov 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1210
Country: Australia

david russell wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
Al, maybe something like this?

http://www.adorama.com/FABC.html

Angry wrote:
futurshox wrote:
I have done that sort of thing by twisting the tripod ring around 180degrees on the lens, so the tripod hole is sticking up. Then you get some 1/4" threaded rod and connect the video camera to the mount ring. Let me see if I can dredge up a picture of this rig...



Now that could work as I'm using the 70-200 ,..this is for Wakeboarding from the back of the tow boat...

Pics please ??


Al




I've had success with a flip video camera mounted on top of my camera with this little thing. I image that it would work with a hero tripod mount as well.

http://www.lightinthebox.com/camera-1-4-tripod-screw-to-flash-shoe-mount.b-adapter_p273157.html




Now thats what I was after,....come to think about it,...I think i have something like that came ona magic arm thing...witha few extra bits...

Al



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9740
Country: United States

I'm about 10 pages behind, but I wanted to share this with y'all. I just received the following message:

"I wanted to see if you might know someone that would be interested and qualified in an Aviation Retail Store Manager position in Fort Lauderdale. I am looking for someone with 10 years of retail management ideally that has a strong knowledge of aviation (it can be professional or personal experience). This is a permanent position, managing 15-20 employees, with benefits and a competitive base pay in a fun and exciting environment."

Does that fit anyone we know, who might be interested in that position? If you know of someone who might want the job and would be a good candidate, please PM me so I can make the proper introductions.



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9740
Country: United States

Go4Long wrote:
So...planning ahead, any fellow Nikon Shooters (and I know we're a rare breed on this thread) planning to attend MotoGP in Austin in April?


Nope. My April is full already. That particular weekend I'll be entertaining the kids full-time since I'll have just returned from Photoshop World in Orlando (16-19).

Not to change the subject, but am I the only one in this group going to Photoshop World?



Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 1537
Country: Canada

Well...the company acquired a challenger 605 of some vintage (looks newish), I like the look of the old Sovereign better personally, but our CEO is a big guy, so I guess the wider aisles of the 605 were probably a selling feature.



cbrandt
Registered: Aug 03, 2006
Total Posts: 1486
Country: United States


Thank you Mike !!! I appreciate your finding it for me .. knew I wasn't crazy

I found a photo of it

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23032926@N05/5198515690/

and it says it was one of 2 that were configured for VIP transport.



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9740
Country: United States

I wish someone would put together a lighting tutorial for those who want to use just two or three lights and a bare minimum of gear, but who want to use good stuff... and are starting out flat-footed and ignorant. I finally get a couple of C-stands, and now I can't put a thing on them because there's holes at the end of the arms!

I love it when I get into new stuff and don't have even the scrawniest, most flimsy excuse for a Clue. The process of learning something from scratch is a constant source of discovery and laughs (usually at my own expense). Soooooo, does anyone know what the thing with a rod on one side and a coldshoe on the other is called, that fits into the clamp at the end of the arm on the top of a C-stand?



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 1875
Country: United States

Rodolfo Paiz wrote:
I wish someone would put together a lighting tutorial for those who want to use just two or three lights and a bare minimum of gear, but who want to use good stuff... and are starting out flat-footed and ignorant. I finally get a couple of C-stands, and now I can't put a thing on them because there's holes at the end of the arms!

I love it when I get into new stuff and don't have even the scrawniest, most flimsy excuse for a Clue. The process of learning something from scratch is a constant source of discovery and laughs (usually at my own expense). Soooooo, does anyone know what the thing with a rod on one side and a coldshoe on the other is called, that fits into the clamp at the end of the arm on the top of a C-stand?


Rodolfo - FWIW, I'm in the same boat as you and I just ordered this from McNally. As a Nikon shooter, Joe should really speak to your soul.

http://www.joemcnally.com/blog/the-language-of-light/

I am an unabashed fan of Joe's work and think his lighting tutorials are excellent. His presentation as the final speaker on Saturday afternoon at ISAP X was the highlight of the entire event for me. Did I say I was a McNally fan



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4524
Country: United States

Maverick In The Alert Five?
Not So Much...



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4524
Country: United States

Would you send a Knight out on a dog like this?



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4524
Country: United States

Son, I'm Already On Your Six...



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9740
Country: United States

Jeff W. wrote:
Rodolfo - FWIW, I'm in the same boat as you and I just ordered this from McNally. As a Nikon shooter, Joe should really speak to your soul.

http://www.joemcnally.com/blog/the-language-of-light/

I am an unabashed fan of Joe's work and think his lighting tutorials are excellent. His presentation as the final speaker on Saturday afternoon at ISAP X was the highlight of the entire event for me. Did I say I was a McNally fan


I'm a huge fan of Joe too. Hurt to miss that presentation at ISAP, but I'm really looking forward to his workshop at Photoshop World. His "Hotshoe Diaries" were an (ahem) illuminating read, and I'm downloading "Language of Light" now, thanks. Still looking for that little piece to put on the end of my C-stand arms, though.



msalvetti
Registered: Dec 20, 2003
Total Posts: 2861
Country: United States

msalvetti wrote:

Luckily Costco took it back no questions, and now we have a Netgear N900. The thing just works, and seems to be way ahead of the Belkin.

Mark


Back to IT issues. As typical, now that I've publicly commented on how happy I've been with my Netgear router, it failed. We have it in a partially heated room, and when my son plugged in a space heater, the breaker tripped. After restoring power, the router stopped working. The blinking lights indicate a firmware corruption, but I reloaded it twice and that didn't help. Apparently this can happen when power comes back on, even though everything is plugged into an APC surge protector. And it's not the first time we've had a power outage, although those previous times it was the whole neighborhood that went down.

Netgear will issue an RMA and take it back under warranty, but it's going to be easier and quicker to just return it to Costco and get another.

I figure between dealing with this failure and upgrading two laptops to Windows 8 over the weekend, I've lost about 10 hours of my life....

Mark



msalvetti
Registered: Dec 20, 2003
Total Posts: 2861
Country: United States

Rodolfo,

Chuck Gardner also has a bunch of tutorials online. He seems to be one of the FM lighting gurus:
http://super.nova.org/DPR/

Mark



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 827
Country: United States

Perfect title for that last one Jay



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16136
Country: United States

Sorry about your travails Mark. My Linksys stuff goes toes up if there's a clap of thunder in west Texas, then has to be unplugged and rebooted. Both components are being retired to the recycling bin as we speak.

With the kind and very able assistance of our own Brian Papke, I solved my IT problems. I decided, for once, not to go with cutting edge so I went to Apple and picked up an AIrport Extreme. Like the reviews say, 10 minutes later I was up and running. Brian helped me with some setting details and better understanding the hardwired segment of my network.

Thanks everyone, thanks especially to Brian for a Sunday night rescue!!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16136
Country: United States

Joe did the photography for a cool book, "Big Data". Quite a perspective on where we are, and where we're headed with all this digital stuff. Small wonder we find ourselves a bit distracted and forgetful...............



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2399
Country: United States

Hey, Nikonheads, you too can now spend all your money on an 800mm lens... clicky - a mere $18K!



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