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Nikon WT-4 wireless transmitter

HBB

Phoenix, US
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"RE: Nikon WT-4 wireless transmitter"

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Thu 10-Jan-13 04:18 PM | edited Thu 10-Jan-13 09:15 PM by HBB

Ron:

Wireless is simply not fast enough yet. Now that I am shooting with a D3X (24 megapixels) and D800E (36 megapixels) it would be even slower.

Attached are three images of my mobile rig, shot one night at a law enforcement session. I initially tried a clamp on the tripod leg to support a tray for the notebook computer. It simply wasn't stable enough. It took about a year of trial and error to come up with the current configuration, which has been used many times with no problems.

The Manfrotto studio dolly came with different wheels, and I exchanged them for the ones seen in the image as they were a bit softer. I can roll the rig around rough parking lots, streets, and sidewalks without worrying about excessive vibration.

The tripod is a Gitzo carbon fiber. The accessory arm is Manfrotto. The ball head holding the camera and the L-bracket are RRS. I don't remember where the trays came from, but several companies offer them. The notebook computer is held in place on the tray with a long strip of Velcro. The mouse is wireless.

The battery is a motorcycle battery in a battery box, and was custom built for me at a local battery shop. It includes two outlets, charger cable receptacle, is fused, and has a digital meter for checking voltage.

Hope this helps a bit.

Regards,

HBB in Phoenix, Arizona
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