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Old January 21st, 2009, 03:03 PM   #1
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Sand Bags for camera support

Hey Guys

Who makes the original sand bags am having difficulty resting the camera in unstable areas and i am hoping it will help

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Old January 21st, 2009, 04:40 PM   #2
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I've used a foam filled bag (mini bean bag) about the size of a foot stool. I make my own sand bags with ..sand in a glad sandwich bag inside a heavy cloth bag.

I'm sure I've seen the commercial camera support at Lemac in Sydney - can't remember the brand - cine..something
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Old January 21st, 2009, 06:29 PM   #3
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I keep a 5# bag of rice in the car boot along with one of those reusable grocery store shopping bags. Came in very handy during a very windy shoot and kept an unmanned cam on a short tripod from going a** over teakettle.

And if I get stuck on the road during a blizzard, I won't starve to death.

Just another page out of my "cheap and cheerful" playbook.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 11:19 PM   #4
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I really need something that looks pro i don't really want to be carrying a bag of rice around

I have seen a video demo online but just cant remember who made the dam thing
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Old January 21st, 2009, 11:44 PM   #5
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Found it the cinesaddle

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Old January 22nd, 2009, 03:14 AM   #6
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Get your girlfriend to run you up a black velvet (or whatever you think looks classy) and fill it with dried beans - what worked 100 years ago can't be all bad.

Ours (nasty brown and white check but I guess we're not classy!) has got us out of more scrapes than I've had hot dinners.
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 06:18 AM   #7
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There are some by manfrotto that have a zipper. You can throw it in your bag and if you need it you just pik up some rocks or a couple bottles of water and put them in there. Great for traveling as a 20Lb bag will put you over weight every time.

Manfrotto G100 - Sand bag
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