Loc-Line flexible Tripod Stalk

wquiles

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I am already putting to good use one of these :D

Since my FujiFilm bridge camera is too heavy for this stalk, I decided to use one of these hydraulic tool holders from Shars/Ebay:
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I started by bending and filing and using a dremel tool until I was able to securely attach the adapter to this end:
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And this is how the camera looks in position - very sturdy. Of course, I can't take a picture of this setup with my good camera since the camera is the object of the picture, so I am using my iPhone's camera - sorry about the lower quality:
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Thanks much Don ;)
 
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RedLED

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Try the Matthews or avenger catalogs for photography, and motion picture grip equipment.

There are a ton of clamps, and things to hold just about everything, most everything also has a 1/4 20 attachment.

There is no way I can use the plastic grip arms for the work we do, our equipment is too heavy, expensive, and for now ...not replaceable because of the earthquake.

Mole Richardson in H' Wood has a fantastic selection of grip arms metal goose necks and clamps. The Nano clamp and arm from Manfrotto is amazing. We have a few, but they are expensive.

I am just too used to metal for this, since I hang cameras and lenses worth tens of thousands of dollars on everything from helicopters, the flightdeck of the USS Ronald Reagan, above the ring at big fights in Las Vegas, and with the POTUS, and other places we can have no failures, and places not friendly to our gear if something does go wrong.

I mostly skip the things made for photographers, and use the motion picture grade grip gear.

Part of being a good gaffer is being able to put anything anywhere, anytime, and fast. This could include a flashlight as well.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes,

Ned Redway, Owner, Master Photographer, Director & Janitor
Ned Redway Photography
NR Digital Productions Worldwide
www.Redwayphoto.com
 
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excfenix

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Hello, are these still for sale? My Gorillapod Magnetic isn't tall enough so I'm thinking I need this extension (Spark SD6 NW desklamp). What's it's full height? How reliable are these things before they start to sag?

The assembly would consist of 10 ea. of the Loc-Line hose sections, a socket - socket connector and 2 ea. of the aluminum 1/4"x20 connectors. One of the connectors will have a removable set screw in it. Basically the assembly is that shown in the first image above but not including the loose third connector or second set screw.


I just wanna make this clear: we get two socket connectors, 10 pieces, and 2 aluminum screws? Thank you.
 
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McGizmo

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Yes,
I still have some of these. The offering is as shown in the first pic but not included are the additional loose connector and 1/2" long set screw. I have no idea how much weight it can support without sagging. Sorry.
 

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Any idea how much 2 sets would be including shipping?
Otherwise, would you have any objection shipping to a mate of mine in California?
 

McGizmo

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Any idea how much 2 sets would be including shipping?
Otherwise, would you have any objection shipping to a mate of mine in California?

Two stalks will be $40. International priority mail is $16.95 and priority mail to CA is $5.15.
 
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