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Old May 18th, 2007, 02:40 AM   #76
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curiously,
does the jib attach to your tripod or does it have its own independant pod???
I attache the jib to my tripod via the quick release plate. Works great!
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Old May 18th, 2007, 02:42 AM   #77
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Well,

Thought i would share this with you all. I have been shooting with my broken tripod which was welded back together but is basicly toast!! I was looking at a libec and thinking of a vinten vision.

A few week ago I was talking to an aquaintence who did merlin research 20 years back. I told him of my fall and disaster with camera and tripod. He said he had an old tripod in the garage which they used for the merlin studies. anyway, I said dig it out and tell me what it is and i might be interested in it.
he phoned today to tell me it is a miller tripod with a fluid head. I have no idea what model, but it is bound to be better than my broken tripod!!!
It is coming down on the bus tomarrow and i am very curious to see what it is.
I use a Miller Arrow HD tripod/head, can't get any better IMO :-)
Go for it Dale, if it's function properly!
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Old May 18th, 2007, 03:13 AM   #78
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It looks like Per Johan is very serious about winning this challenge... ;-)
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Old May 18th, 2007, 04:11 AM   #79
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Well, it's more about developing my own skill as a wildlifephotographer. Thanks to this community and especially the UWOL-Challenge which force me to go out in the wild ;-)
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Old May 18th, 2007, 05:23 AM   #80
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Hey Per .....What camera is attached to your jib....its not the h1 is it !!??

If we see jumping Salmon in this entry I am going to be very amazed and very jealous :) !!
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Old May 18th, 2007, 05:27 AM   #81
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WELL !! I made the biggest balls up yesterday! I full days shoot, a perfect weather window with low winds and my new F4 300mm !! and a low tide window, crucial for this subject. I hiked over 5 miles with 15kg+ on my back and thought YES this is going to be perfect.


....then realised I'd forgotton my EF adapter....DOH....needless to say some expleatives were used !
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Old May 18th, 2007, 05:36 AM   #82
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Hey Per .....What camera is attached to your jib....its not the h1 is it !!??
Yes it's the H1, BTW it's well secured!

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If we see jumping Salmon in this entry I am going to be very amazed and very jealous :) !!
Hmmm... wait and see... ...and as you maybe know, we have Trolls here too ;-)
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Old May 18th, 2007, 05:39 AM   #83
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....then realised I'd forgotton my EF adapter....DOH....needless to say some expleatives were used !
Holy sh... man, do you not have a packing list before you leave!!!??? I can realize those expleatives used.... ;-)
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Old May 18th, 2007, 05:43 AM   #84
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Hmmm... wait and see... ...and as you mabe know, we have Trolls here too ;-)
It's been many years since I saw some trolls Per Johan, this I can't wait to see :) Does it look like this one in Lillehammer?
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Old May 18th, 2007, 05:57 AM   #85
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Mat, I feel for ya buddy! I was halfway to my destination when I realized I left all my P2 cards sitting on my desk. So, I had to go all the way back which cut down on my shooting time.

I now have a shot of a mushroom, a duck and a flower! Whoo Hoo!

Looks like I'll be getting up early tomorrow to see if I can get anything else or if it's in the tank for me. :(
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Old May 18th, 2007, 06:07 AM   #86
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Ahhhh the lesser spotted norwegian salmon troll .....got ya ;)


Packing list....well not as such but I do usually count everything in and out of my pack/bag. Unfortunatley the new lens meant I left the ef adapter with the old lens.......I really was SO annoyed, the wind was vitually non-existant and there was plenty of light a situation that hasn't occured much here in the past few weeks.

The problem was I had a tidal window of only 2-3hrs and its a hard trek....I consider myself fairly 'hardcore ;) !' but adding another 10miles onto the day with that pack was just not happening. I'm thinking of using my mountain bike next time :)

Kevin .... mushrooms, ducks , flowers....sounds like a classic story to me ;)

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Old May 18th, 2007, 08:50 AM   #87
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My Tale...

Well, I just got back this morning from day two of shooting. My Crane and I are starting to become good friends now. :-D

What a beautiful bird. It flys so nice...

Anyways, I went back this morning to the same lake I went to Wednesday. I am really starting to like that place!

Got my sunrise that I talked about in another thread. It turned out perfect. I was running out of tape at the end too! lol. I was watching it count down, then once it said I only had 2 minutes left, thats when I stopped it. :D Talk about perfect timing!

This time I left the tape rolling the hole time to make sure I got everything. Only stopped it to fix the shutter speed. Other then that I was just burning up tape!

It was a beautiful morning, it would have been spectacular if there were just a little bit more clouds!

I think I might be turning into a morning person -- for better or worse!

So I got there way earlier, but I think it was perfect 'cause it gave me plenty of time for setup.

And I think I am onto phase two of the challenge now. Uploading and editing. ;)

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...flower!...
Oh! Thanks for saying that! lol! I forgot all about that part of my film... Dang-it, I need to find more tape!!

I think I will make it (If the lack of sleep does not get to me first)!!

Best wishes everyone!
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Old May 18th, 2007, 08:51 AM   #88
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It's been many years since I saw some trolls Per Johan, this I can't wait to see :) Does it look like this one in Lillehammer?
Haha, thats a funny statue Geir!

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Old May 18th, 2007, 10:15 AM   #89
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well, you have 30-something players here who feel your pain, mat! it's impossible to shoot video and not pull the bonehead play now and then. it's those little things that'll kill ya. how many times have i forgotten to check for the tripod plate in my lifetime?? nothing like carrying a 10 lb. doorstop on a miles-long hike....might as well stick a pile of rocks in my pack and call it "training...."

of course, for per and his jib and his big miller tripod, this is just a stroll in the sun!

i just love the back stories, y'all! you won't find these anywhere else on the web!
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Old May 18th, 2007, 10:16 AM   #90
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Mat,

I sympathesize!!! you know, its a rule!!! When everything is gonna be right something happens!!!

whats the old saying, "making a list and checking it twice!"

A mountain bike sounds more reasonable to me!!!

A good horse can do wonders!!!
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