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Old October 6th, 2003, 08:28 AM   #31
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I think the things you guys are finding in your photography that seem to be the result of using the OIS--probably are. It's mostly noticeable on pans.

Yow, have you checked the drop time (regular readers of my posts that revolve around pendulum-type issues probably guessed this one by now)? This requires turning the rig to fully horizontal, then allowing it to fall back to a vertical position, and counting how long it takes to do so. It should be between 2 and 3 seconds. If it falls much faster, you have too much bottom weight, and this will cause the rig to swing out going around turns more than usual. This is top-to-bottom balance, every bit as important as side-to-side and fore-and-aft. The nice thing is that you don't normally have to trim it the way you do with the other two axes, it's mostly a set-and-forget operation. Give that a try!
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Old October 6th, 2003, 10:04 AM   #32
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thanks charles for your advice. do you have any advice on controling zoom when using flowpod? or we are not suppose to use zoom at all during flowpod use..?

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Old October 6th, 2003, 10:17 AM   #33
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Charles has said before that you "zoom with your feet" -- which means you don't use the camera's zoom but instead just have to walk closer to the subject.
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Old October 6th, 2003, 07:43 PM   #34
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thanks

thanks for all your advice.. am quite getting the hang of it now.
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Old October 24th, 2003, 11:23 AM   #35
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I tried the FlowPod soon after it became available. I thought it was a great concept and tried it but eventually sent it back. First problem came when I couldn't get it to safely balance with a GL2 equipped with a wide angle lens. The extra front weight of the camera required the plate to be set to far back and it did not look secure. Also, if I remember correctly, I had to use all of the weights making the thing totally unwieldly and heavy. It may be okay for a very light camera but I couldn't imagine working with it without severe arm fatigue.
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Old October 24th, 2003, 03:23 PM   #36
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It works great for me with the GL2 and balances easily with 2 of the weights, but I have not tried it with the WD58 on it.
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Old October 24th, 2003, 04:45 PM   #37
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i use only one weight infact with a vitacom. 0.5X wide angle lens and it balances very well.
Maybe you could try using a different screw slot. so the camera will not be set to far back.

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