A&P Anyone ever use a car window mount?

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  1. Blair

    Blair New Member

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    I think I might buy one for BMW meets and taking rolling shots inside the car.

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  2. not sure I would trust driving around with my camera it hanging out the window. Please tell me this is for video..
     
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    Why not? You could still use a strap...
     
  4. well yea I guess it wouldnt be soo bad if you were only using a D50 :hay:
     
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    if i did it i would secure the camera to the inside door pull with a strap to insure it wasnt going to fall.
     
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    i'd rather use the suction cup type rather something that clips to the window. gives you more versatility.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    I think those were meant for bigger / heavier lenses (ie safari trips) - for a smaller DSLR set up, you can get by with a suction cup fixture which will allow for more flexibility in positioning.
     
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    hmm, that could be very cool. i used to know a guy that did professional car videos and he had all sorts of suction cup mounts that he would use his high end canon digital video cameras on. thanks for bringing that up. any sites that might have a good one that would support a dslr?
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    I've only seen home-made built units sold on Ebay but I haven't looked very hard.
     
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    I have one that I use for bald eagles when certain places don't let you get out of the car. It works good with my 300 L f4 . I wouldn't use it while moving though.

    There are alot of DIY projects on the net for sturdier ones.
     
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  12. i'm still a bit confused, if I see this contraption actually on a car i'll understand.
     
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    People doing photography in the safari or out in the open fields with vehicles because it's unsafe to get out of them. You can't hand hold the 500 or 600mm lenses because they're like 35 lbs, so it gets mounted on the window.
     
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    I'm doing a shoot in the fall where we want to use those. I'm just so very nervous about it. But I was really nervous the first time I had my camera on a jib too, and it was pretty safe.
     
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    I've used car mounts for years and have yet to lose a camera. The trick is to always use a safety chain or strap as a fallback in case the mount lets go.
     
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    I have the manfrotto window pod and I like it, I mean it's like 25$ so I picked it up for times when getting out of the car isn't an option, but I haven't tried using it while moving yet.
     

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