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Old November 10th, 2008, 11:35 AM   #16
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Terrific sharpness in your footage Will - I'm impressed!
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Old November 11th, 2008, 10:05 AM   #17
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Terrific sharpness in your footage Will - I'm impressed!
Get outta here with that nonsense!

Seriously: I've only been doing this for a few years and learn a lot by just doing it. I appreciate your kind words.
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Old November 12th, 2008, 12:11 AM   #18
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Will, I really like the "2008 Cleveland Auto-Rama" clip as it really shows how wide it can get when you move the camera in on the bikes and cars.

Thanks so much for this video, and thanks everyone for the comments as I will definitely get one of these but will also keep the weight issue in mind. That could be a problem for me as 90% of my work is done with a tripod (501 head) and I couldn't have is slowly drooping down during a big scene, that scares me.
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Old November 12th, 2008, 08:03 AM   #19
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Thanks! Be sure to post some footage for us when it's ready!
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Old November 12th, 2008, 11:31 AM   #20
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Thanks so much for this video, and thanks everyone for the comments as I will definitely get one of these but will also keep the weight issue in mind. That could be a problem for me as 90% of my work is done with a tripod (501 head) and I couldn't have is slowly drooping down during a big scene, that scares me.
Bogen makes extra long plates for their fluid heads that should allow you to balance the camera with the wide angle adapter attached. Here is the one for the 501 head:
Bogen / Manfrotto | 501PLONG Quick Release Video | 501PLONG
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Old February 28th, 2009, 11:32 PM   #21
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I've been using the WD-H72 with Glidecam 2000 Pro last weekend. I wouldn't say it was heavy to hold XH A1 with WD-H72 on a Glidecam. But it was difficult to step on the ground. So my shots were jerky and I applied plug-in Mercalli in post (Sony Vegas). Anyway you can see how WD-H72 works on my website (Samples/Rain Forest). I shot everything it in 24f, 1/48, wide angle and zoom. All shots are made with WD-H72 lens.

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Old March 2nd, 2009, 07:44 PM   #22
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Nice Job!! I shoot my car shows with the Wide Angle as well. I use a DV MULTIRIG due to the front weight of the camera.

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Oliver,
I've been using the WD-H72 for a while now and I really love it. I do mostly automotive stuff (product installations/demonstrations, vehicle/owner bios, etc.), as I work for a large truck accessory company.

The WD-H72 has come in real handy for getting up close and personal with vehicles. I really like it a lot.

BUT: Everybody is right about the weight. I'm not stretching too much to say that this thing feels like it doubled the weight of your camera. And my mid-level tripod is forever trying dip forward. And no, you cannot use filters and whatnot with this installed. It screws into the front of the A1 and has a lip that extends further back than the threads. And really, this thing is heavy and it would probably rip any filter right off of your lens.

Here are some examples of stuff I shot with it: MOST of this footage is with the adaptor installed. I usually leave it on for most situations, as it doesn't take away any of the reach of my zoom and allows me to get much closer to my subject:

Classic Car show (outdoors):
Classical Cruisers By Will Mahoney On ExposureRoom

Another Classic Car Show (Indoors):
2008 Cleveland Auto-Rama By Will Mahoney On ExposureRoom

Product Installation/Information (Shoulder mount, Indoors.)
CoverCraft SeatSaver Seat Cover Install - StylinTrucks.com By Will Mahoney On ExposureRoom

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Old March 3rd, 2009, 09:57 AM   #23
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Hey, that multi-rig is pretty cool! I've just been working with the home-made shoulder mount that we built here.

Here's the tutorial:
Will Mahoney's Tutorials - A1 Shoulder Mount for Nothing.
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