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Old July 30th, 2002, 07:50 PM   #31
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I gave the Mightywondercam a 4 hour workout on Sunday in 15 minute intervals. It was definitely better, but the weight imbalance is still there and takes its toll. Still, a great improvement.
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Old July 31st, 2002, 12:39 AM   #32
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I admit it really felt nice when I tried it out with your camera. I'll put it on the list of things I need.
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Old July 31st, 2002, 03:02 AM   #33
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car shots (off topic)

Did a little of that in Panama which have to be close to the worse roads in the world (but 19 to 20 FEET of rain a year will do that to a road)

I put one tripod leg on the front passenger seat floor and two legs adjusted down on the passenger seat with a strip of 3/8 inch plywood under the feet so that it did not damage the seat.

I have a bunch of bungie cords so I used several on the legs down to the seat belt bolts and to what else I could find. Tie a knot in the bungie cord to make it shorter.

Don't bungie it down too well and compress the seat all the way. Try to compress it about half way if you can. This gives a bit of extra cushion on those back legs and a bit of spring when you go over those real rough bumps.

Oh, yeah... drive SLOW!

Not the professional way but the whole thing has zero added expense... which fit nicely in my budget.
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Old July 31st, 2002, 03:22 AM   #34
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Has anyone had any luck with that poor man's steadicam: a monopod with weights? I remember someone saying they tried it and it swayed too much, or something.
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