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GazzaG2003
GazzaG2003  11252 forum posts England
25 Jul 2012 - 8:46 PM

i use the manfrotto 501HDV with a canon 600D with a variety of smaller lenses/sigma 150 macro/ up to the 100-400 L also a liliput widescreen monitor mounted on the hotshoe, firmware is magic lantern this enables me to change the record button to the normal shutter button (a lot of other fucnctions besides) so with a half press of the remote control i can start stop recording. getting back to the 501 head its a dream imho for the price.

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User_Removed
25 Jul 2012 - 9:27 PM

Gazza the 501 was fairly smooth when panning but would just stop dead when you stopped moving it rather than coming to a slow stop. Do you find that your 501 glides to a halt, that any movement is dampened nicely?

(In my first post I said 701, I meant 501)

I may have been spoilt by other tripods in the past but the copy of the 501 I got didn't live up to the reviews.

I know that the 501 uses Teflon plates rather than fluid. I think the new 502 is real fluid

Last Modified By User_Removed at 25 Jul 2012 - 9:32 PM
Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314927 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 2:22 AM

This might sound very silly to some of you but were can a find some highly reflective material, needs to be thin and light weight.

I want to attach it to the inside of a rubber lens shade.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 2:26 AM

In your kitchen - aluminium foil. Smile

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314927 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 2:30 AM

Yeh but I was thinking more mirror like.

User_Removed
27 Jul 2012 - 2:48 AM

Don't think you'd get much more mirror like really. There's some fancy silver papers from places like Hobbycraft they may be more reflective than tin foil but not much, you'll still see lots of distortion, wouldn't be like a mirror.

JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53536 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 9:03 AM

I have seen almost mirror like plastic flexible stick on tiles somewhere.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314927 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 5:18 PM


Quote: you'll still see lots of distortion, wouldn't be like a mirror

Not worried about distortion the idea is to create a lot of controllable flare across the front element of the lens.

rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 8501 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
28 Jul 2012 - 11:43 AM


Quote: Yeh but I was thinking more mirror like.

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This and lots more on ebay.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314927 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2012 - 5:00 PM

Yes that, but I think I`ve found something suitable, a sheet of shiny wrapping paper Smile

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314927 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2012 - 4:44 PM

I grew up with Meccano, I can`t believe it is still available, kits start pretty cheap and I can see uses for it for video use Smile

From this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Meccano-4505-7-Model-Set/dp/B000062SPD/ref=pd_sim_k_h_b_...

to this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Meccano-Multi-Models-Model-Set/dp/B00008VU7N/ref=pd_sim_...

And buried in the loft I have several old scaletric sets, the track could prove very useful.

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 27 Sep 2012 - 5:06 PM

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