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#1 Mike McEntire

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:53 AM

Hi folks I do a lot of shooting from a Condor and have been shooting off sticks. I am tired of dancing around with the legs in that confined area and also would like to put the camera out over the edge of the basket about a foot. Trying to figure out the most fail safe and fastest setup that you can think of. Will be shooting off a 150 bowl. Also about 75 pound combined camera and fluid head load. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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#2 robert duke

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 12:21 PM

Hi folks I do a lot of shooting from a Condor and have been shooting off sticks. I am tired of dancing around with the legs in that confined area and also would like to put the camera out over the edge of the basket about a foot. Trying to figure out the most fail safe and fastest setup that you can think of. Will be shooting off a 150 bowl. Also about 75 pound combined camera and fluid head load. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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or speed rail construct in similar fashion.

or bazooka with 150 bowl adapter

or ...
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#3 Mike McEntire

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:27 PM

Thanks for the insight. Will look into those suggestions.
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 02:14 AM

A bazooka works great and will allow you to walk around comfortably. Think of rigging a slider down the length of the rail. It will allow you to quickly move from one side of the basket to the other without re - rigging. You can also rig it outside the basket so you can look straight down.
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#5 Tad Howard

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 09:40 AM

ubangi Chainvised to basket rail works well. My 4way leveling head with grid clamps bolted to it works nicely as well. Don't forget to use safeties.
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#6 Josh Smith NTM

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 01:46 PM

This was a quick on the spot rig we had to do. The DP told me he needed the camera in front of the basket and we had until the director got there to finish. Pretty simple just bolted the ply wood thru the basket added a ratchet strap support in the front and clamped on his hi hat
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