A&P I'm sending this product back **pics**

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  1. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    I bought a gripper pad to be able to mount my camera on my bike or car. The suction pad works great but the cheap ass ball and socket mount isn't so great.


    5D and 16-35 lens mounted on gripper pad. Everything is as tight as I can make it.

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    With one finger I can easily move the camera.

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    this is the pos ball and socket mount.


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    I ordered another suction pad with a 1/4" screw mounted on it. I've got a Bogen/Manfrotto ball head that I'll mount to it and use that.
     
  2. Netwit

    Netwit Pass the Kerbango

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    I've noticed a lot of ball joints are way lame can can barely hold up anything past an elaborate P&S.

    Neat toy though.
     
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    CornUponCob New Member

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    I know that suction pads can be very stable and secure, but I still don't trust them... at least not with $3000 worth of gear.
     
  4. Jcolman

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    I'll use tie downs as safety backups as well. I also have good insurance. I'd rather get a cool picture than worrying about breaking my gear and not taking the shot.
     
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    that ball joint does look pretty shitty.

    Do they make suction cup setups with a standard tripod head screw?
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    What do you expect? L lenses are forged from solid gold baby. :bowdown:
     
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    Yes. I ordered one that I'll mount a Bogen Manfrotto head on.
     
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    and are assembled by nubile virgins!!!
     
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    filmtools.com bro.

    Cup with 3/8-16 stud + Manfrotto ball head + 2 thick washers from Home Depot = Win
     
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    Yeah I looked at their site and decided to try this one first. I'll mount my ball head on the other suction cup I bought from them and see how sturdy that works. I'll still have two of them once my new one arrives, one for the camera and one for my strobe.
     
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    Is it a Woods brand cup? If so, and it has the 3/8 stud you'll probably need the washers because the stud will be too long (unless they've changed it), leaving a gap between the base of the ball head and the cup. If you don't use the washers it's really easy to snap the threaded stud and then you're hosed.

    Just FYI.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Naturally only the best :eek3:
     
  13. tenplanescrashing

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    I purchased a suction cup mount a while back from some site for $90 and it is a manfrotto "head" attached to the suction cup. It is very stable and can't be pushed down with a finger like above.

    If I find the site, i'll post it up.
     
  14. Jcolman

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    yes, its a woods powr-grip suction cup. When I got home tonight I mounted my manfrotto ball mount on the other suction base with the 1/4" thread I had purchased to mount my strobe on and the ball mount fit perfectly.
     
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    :hsugh:

    You gonna mount it on back of your bike, and take a pic of your buddy while his closely following you. If your gear falls off and your buddy runs over it, he won't be coming home that day.
     
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    He won't be right behind me, he'll be to one side and behind. Besides, the rig will be safety tied. It may come loose but it won't fall.
     
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    wangatang backing it in your mom

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    prolly filmtools.com cuz i just saw it there


    thx johnny chimpo, never saw that site before :cool:
     
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    Don't thank me, I have no clue wtf I'm talking about. :rofl:
     
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    wangatang backing it in your mom

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    they have cool shit i want to buy at what looks like reasonable prices :o
     
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    The have cool shit i did buy at what looks like reasonable prices ;)

    :h5:
     
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    Out of my mind, brb never.
    If you can spend the extra coin I would go with something like this:

    (Not my picture but exactly like my setup, except I have a variable friction arm)
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    I use it for film, but I do occasionally use it as a makeshift tripod for photography when I need support on or near a solid surface. The vacuum mount and arm can support up to 25 pounds of gear, so im not worried about 8 pounds of camera on it.

    The Bogen cup is $69 and the arm is $119 @ B&H, so its not too bad for a versatile support system.
     

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