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      02-23-2011, 02:09 PM   #1
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Trying out new suction cup mount

Used my 40D just in case anything were to happen and the camera took a spill.

Looks like I might need a N.D. filter to lower the amount of light coming into the camera to get as long of a shutter speed as I want. Was at 1/20, f/22 and 100 ISO. Ideally I'd like to be shooting around 1/4, and f/8 or lower for some nice DOF.

Rig seemed a bit bouncy but thats cuz it has no supports other than the 2 suction cups its attached to. At least it held on.



BTW: I'll personally anyone who mentions my car being dirty, I know, it's getting detailed in a few days so no use paying for a wash today when it's gonna snow/rain again tomorrow.
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You can use a AMAZING plugin called "focal point" in CS5 that will do what you are looking for. Also when the snow melts there will be a lot less light to have to worry about..
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Pix of said rig/setup? Is it literally just 2 'suction cups' or combination cups w/ magic/boom arm, etc...?
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You can use a AMAZING plugin called "focal point" in CS5 that will do what you are looking for. Also when the snow melts there will be a lot less light to have to worry about..
really? how do i go about getting this plug in... never been good with those.
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Pix of said rig/setup? Is it literally just 2 'suction cups' or combination cups w/ magic/boom arm, etc...?
Here is the mount.


If I want to try and steady it more I would need a triangulation kit like this...



The thing is they're not only $$$ but I wouldn't be able to use my shoe mounted remote shutter release. It would be good for video though.
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^^^ Nice. I think Mike picked up the same mount last year.
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Why not use a remote shutter release? (RF)
mine goes onto the shoe mount so I can't do both.
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Ohhh, gotcha.
well i could use it for video (don't need the RSR) but again, it's super $$$$
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what about the wired remote that plugs into the side, means you have to keep a window down, but at least you get a result.

and OMG so dirty!!!! I don't blame you though, it snowed 4 different times here yesterday, then rained all night, so outside is piles of slush, ice, and puddles everywhere... pretty sure i don't remember what colour my car is.
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well the wired remote would not only kinda defeat the purpose IMO but would probably be clanging against the car up at speed and whatnot.
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that's why you get one with a long wire. or an extension.
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more slappage against the paint

not to mention all my shots would be window down
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fine.... just wait till later in spring when the frost heaves are gone from the roads and things smooth out a bit.
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i think i just need this..

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...e_Control.html
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that would work too.
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The thing is they're not only $$$ but I wouldn't be able to use my shoe mounted remote shutter release. It would be good for video though.
Try Seculine remote releases. I have one for my Nikon and it works really well - the IR receiver plugs into the front multipin socket and leaves the top shoe free.
It only costs 30 in the UK, but I'm sure you'll easily get one for your Canon in the US.
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I think you would need line of sight for that to work. Looks like its IR. I have a similar unit. Works awesome for what it is. This one gives a 2 sec delay which I guess is good and bad. Good for time to hide the remote, but bad for opportune shots.
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I think you would need line of sight for that to work. Looks like its IR. I have a similar unit. Works awesome for what it is. This one gives a 2 sec delay which I guess is good and bad. Good for time to hide the remote, but bad for opportune shots.
Ah got ya
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