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question about a tiny tripod

pasknucklehead

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pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008
Fri 05-Oct-12 06:01 PM

Hi everyone, while I am loving working with my stop shot setup, I was wondering this. I have to mount this thing on a tripod the same as I would be mounting my camera. However, do they make such a thing as something that I could put it on with the same set up as a tripod, but something so I could have it set up in the MIDDLE of the table? I mean, it is okay with the tripod up close to the table standing on the floor, but I can't get close enough to my water dish..Just wondering. I know they have those tiny little gorrila pods but that wouldn't be strong enough to hold this thing filled with water. Just wondering. Can't wait to get a good picture and share it with you all....

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cliddell

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#1. "RE: question about a tiny tripod" | In response to Reply # 0

cliddell Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Oct 2006
Sat 06-Oct-12 10:26 AM

Hi Darlene,

I have had a little "Slik" table tripod for years so I don't know if they are still available. It has done the job when necessary and is useful when travelling especially touring on our motorcycle.

One time, on our way to New Zealand I thought I had mislaid it and searched everywhere (well through our luggage etc.) and didn't find it. On arrival in NZ I wanted to use a pair of shoes from my luggage and lo and behold there was my little tripod safe and sound IN my shoe.

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#2. "RE: question about a tiny tripod" | In response to Reply # 0

Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002
Sat 06-Oct-12 01:15 PM

Hi Darlene,
I have 2 Manfrotto 709B Mini Tripods that are pretty sturdy - not quite sure what you are driving at re the set up but these are pretty robust tabletop tripods. I use them for lighting...

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#3. "RE: question about a tiny tripod" | In response to Reply # 2

pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008
Sun 07-Oct-12 05:13 PM

Actually, I really need two things. Something that would have the same features for mounting your camera on i.e. tripod mount that can be set on the table for my stop shot system. And then I am also trying to figure something out also sitting on the table that would hold say my single flower, anything that I would want to photograph that could be suspended in mid air...

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mfphoto1

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#4. "RE: question about a tiny tripod" | In response to Reply # 3

mfphoto1 Registered since 29th Oct 2005
Mon 08-Oct-12 12:05 AM | edited Mon 08-Oct-12 04:54 PM by mfphoto1

what about something like this for the stop shot system?

http://media.photobucket.com/image/recent/CamDiver/StopShot.jpg

As far as the flower you could try fishing line or armature wire.

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ash_y

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ash_y Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 18th Mar 2009
Mon 08-Oct-12 03:57 PM

>Actually, I really need two things. Something that would
>have the same features for mounting your camera on i.e. tripod
>mount that can be set on the table for my stop shot system.
>And then I am also trying to figure something out also sitting
>on the table that would hold say my single flower, anything
>that I would want to photograph that could be suspended in mid
>air...

Check the Magic Arm kit, this is very useful; and you can find some more accessories.
http://www.manfrotto.us/magic-arm-kit-143a-003-035

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pasknucklehead

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#6. "RE: question about a tiny tripod" | In response to Reply # 4

pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008
Mon 08-Oct-12 11:16 PM

mfphoto1, your picture doesn't come up,,,,I'd like to see what you thought of....can you post again....?

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pasknucklehead

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#7. "RE: question about a tiny tripod" | In response to Reply # 5

pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008
Mon 08-Oct-12 11:19 PM

I'm thinking that magic arm might not be sturdy enough for what I need it for ...Especially once I add the water to the stop shot....but thanks..

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mfphoto1

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#8. "RE: question about a tiny tripod" | In response to Reply # 6

mfphoto1 Registered since 29th Oct 2005
Tue 09-Oct-12 12:42 AM | edited Tue 09-Oct-12 12:43 AM by mfphoto1

Not sure why it's not showing up that is a link to someones picassa site and when I go into edit the link shows up fine, but when you go into the actual post no go. So I just copied the picture so you can see what they did.


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pasknucklehead

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#9. "RE: question about a tiny tripod" | In response to Reply # 8

pasknucklehead Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2008
Tue 09-Oct-12 03:07 PM

Well, now isn't that cool. Never thought of something as simple as that...Thanks buddy,,,,...

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