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Old March 21st, 2007, 03:27 PM   #1
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Alright tree climbers...

Well, I have an idea, and if it works would give me a great shot. Anyone ever shot from a tree. Yes, I mean up in it. I had a thought about having a mounted video head attached to a branch, but I dont' have a spare 501 head.

So I'm wondering, what would be the best way to shoot from a tree.

I want the height, call it a natural crane.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 05:25 PM   #2
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For $800 or so you can get a clamp on camera support. They use them in all the hunting shows. If interested I can dig up the link

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Old March 21st, 2007, 06:03 PM   #3
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I would say get a SLR-Zoom-lens Gorilla Pod made by Joby. They are really cool! They have these sorta sticky legs that rap around things and you can put a wide variety of heads on it. I would recommend it.

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Old March 21st, 2007, 06:09 PM   #4
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Yeah i've shot from a tree, although i can't say i do it often enough to warrent spending $800.

My suggestion, look into building scaffolding, they use similar clamps to join sections of scaffolding and are a hell of a lot cheaper than $800.

This link shows a typical scaffolding clamp which you could modify.

http://etrade.daegu.go.kr/co/d/dongj...CA00411272.jpg

And this is a more video orientated example of whats out there around $100

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?im...%3Den%26sa%3DN

This was just a 2 second google search.

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Old March 21st, 2007, 08:04 PM   #5
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put a Bogen Super Clamp on a 3-way head. about $90, Clamp is $30 + whatever you want to spend on the head. it's a bomber combo.
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