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Camera Support for Overhead Shots

wdcrvr

Vancouver, CA
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"RE: Camera Support for Overhead Shots"

wdcrvr Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Sep 2012
Sun 09-Dec-12 04:26 PM

Hi Neil,

Thank you very much for your comments.

I have tried the counter-balance idea with my tripod, but as you said the physics of the situation doesn't lend itself to rock-solid stability. I'm using focal lengths between 35mm and 50mm to capture an area about the size of a sheet of plywood. I find that I have to be about 5 feet off the ground to get it all in, but the legs on my tripod don't offer enough spread. I'd hate to show you the rig I've made to adapt my tripod to the task.

I think I'll keep looking at a copy stand solution rather than a beefier tripod.

Thanks again!

Fred

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