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"RE: What's the latest advice on a laptop platform for tripod mounting?"
Hi Neal,I've always felt that a laptop is too heavy to balance on most tripods with a camera on the other end of a lever. Plus vibrations from the hard drive, system fan, etc.Hal, the Lighting Forum mod, does this but I believe he does it on a Gitzo Series 5, which is a quite beefy and expensive tripod. I think I would want a Series 5 too, if I had to do that.I think it is better done with a separate tripod, in order to get the weight centered over the mount and isolate the laptop vibrations.I don't think anything has changed here in anyone's thinking but the subject does not come up very often.
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