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How to stabilize camera with old hands
« on: December 10, 2013, 10:22:33 AM »
Dear Friends.
Wow I will be the first one in this post.  Yes, Because of my old age, My hands and my legs are not strong as the young man 40 years ago, I must use some support equipmen, when/ where that I can not use Tripods or monopod.
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How to stabilize camera with old hands
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Re: How to stabilize camera with old hands
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 10:24:17 AM »
Dear Friends.
Wow I will be the first one in this post.  Yes, Because of my old age, My hands and my legs are not strong as the young man 40 years ago, I must use some support equipmen, when/ where that I can not use Tripods or monopod.
Enjoy
Surapon

PS, The Second Photo is by ---No, Not Dirty Old man, But Sexy Old man---Ha, Ha, Ha

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Re: How to stabilize camera with old hands
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2013, 03:50:25 PM »
You look like a youngster to me.  Its getting harder and harder each year to hold a heavy lens.  I finally gave up and sold my 600mm f/4, It was getting too heavy to pack into my car, muchless to hold.
I doubt if I could hold a 300mm f/2.8.  The only one I've owned was a Nikon, and it was a older and heavier one, a monster. 

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Re: How to stabilize camera with old hands
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 04:15:06 PM »
You look like a youngster to me.  Its getting harder and harder each year to hold a heavy lens.  I finally gave up and sold my 600mm f/4, It was getting too heavy to pack into my car, muchless to hold.
I doubt if I could hold a 300mm f/2.8.  The only one I've owned was a Nikon, and it was a older and heavier one, a monster.

Thanks you, Sir, Dear Teacher , Mr. Mt Spokane
You make my day, Now, I am 65 Years old, But Young at heart.  Yes, The Monster 600mm is 13 Pounds, Very difficult  to handle, with out Tripods or monopod.
That why, I still love my 100-400, and 70-200.
Have a great day, Sir.
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Re: How to stabilize camera with old hands
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2013, 04:44:54 PM »
I like the washer-string method to stablize, as it has hardly any bulk and easily reversible..

http://petapixel.com/2011/01/26/stabilize-your-camera-for-1-with-a-washer-bolt-and-string/

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Re: How to stabilize camera with old hands
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2013, 09:59:24 PM »
I like the washer-string method to stablize, as it has hardly any bulk and easily reversible..

http://petapixel.com/2011/01/26/stabilize-your-camera-for-1-with-a-washer-bolt-and-string/


Yes, Yes, Yes, Thaks you so much , Dear drjlo---That is a great Idea too, Similar to my DIY " No-Pod" that I post some where in this CR.
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Re: How to stabilize camera with old hands
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2013, 06:06:17 PM »
Dear Friends.
Wow I will be the first one in this post.  Yes, Because of my old age, My hands and my legs are not strong as the young man 40 years ago, I must use some support equipmen, when/ where that I can not use Tripods or monopod.
Enjoy
Surapon

Wouldn't you think this thing is harder to use than a monopod? Wouldn't it take up too much room in your bag? 
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Re: How to stabilize camera with old hands
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Re: How to stabilize camera with old hands
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2013, 09:00:49 PM »
Dear Friends.
Wow I will be the first one in this post.  Yes, Because of my old age, My hands and my legs are not strong as the young man 40 years ago, I must use some support equipmen, when/ where that I can not use Tripods or monopod.
Enjoy
Surapon

Wouldn't you think this thing is harder to use than a monopod? Wouldn't it take up too much room in your bag?

Dear my friend, sunnyVan.
No, On the air trip, I put  all equipment, Heavy weight but Cheap in to my checked Baggage, I love this one, Because both the camera and the supporter on my neck and my hand all the times---Ready in a second to shoot candid Photos far away, Yes, Monopod is Lighter, But , will take 1 minutes to set up, from the storage , to total expansion, Plus Some place like in the museum, both USA and Greece, Plus on the Side walk of the public street in the big city---- No Tripods or Monopod allow( for Public Sefety).
Nice to talk to you, Good night.
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Re: How to stabilize camera with old hands
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2013, 09:35:12 PM »
this is the rig you need. its chicken powered image stabilization!

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Re: How to stabilize camera with old hands
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2013, 09:44:53 PM »
Candc,
HILARIOUS !!!  Absolutely roaring laughter!
Where does one get ideas like this?
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Re: How to stabilize camera with old hands
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2013, 10:14:03 PM »
Wow, Wow, Wow----Thankssss, Dear Candc,  my friend , That are the best technique/ great thinking of this man, who is a great observe and adapt the Mother nature/ Chicken , to use as the best and cheap stability support equipment.
Plus get me a big laugh too.
Good night.
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Re: How to stabilize camera with old hands
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2013, 10:16:10 PM »
Kind of discrete too  ;D lol
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Re: How to stabilize camera with old hands
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2013, 07:33:33 PM »
Wow, Wow, Wow----Thankssss, Dear Candc,  my friend , That are the best technique/ great thinking of this man, who is a great observe and adapt the Mother nature/ Chicken , to use as the best and cheap stability support equipment.
Plus get me a big laugh too.
Good night.
Surapon

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Re: How to stabilize camera with old hands
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