A&P Seamless mounting options...

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  1. SkiMax

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    what are your guys setups for mounting a 10' roll of seamless??? do you just use 2 light stands? what kind of attachments do you use to mount the crossbar? what do you use for the crossbar? thanks!
     
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    I just bought a cheap kit from a local photography store... and by cheap, I mean about $150. :o
     
  3. SkiMax

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    yeah, I'll probably just go to calumet tomorrow and pick something up. they have to have a kit or something... better than ghetto rigging that huge roll of paper up there lol
     
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    I got this kit from calumet in Oak Brook, it was about $120.
    http://www.calumetphoto.com/item/MF6090/

    Hold the 10' rolls and comes with a carrying case. Worth every penny so far.
     
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    sweet, thats the one i was going to go to! will definitely be picking that up!
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    bought a cheap "kit" off of ebay but the cross member wasn't long enough so i made an extension out of an aluminum shower curtain rod :o

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    here is THE tutorial that is always referenced on the interweb

    zack arias' tutorial
    http://www.zarias.com/white-seamless-tutorial-part-1-gear-space/

    He uses two lightstands and a bar from home depot with two super clamps

    much more sturdy than any kit you can buy

    I just got the photoflex 12' kit and while the top bar is decent, I will be picking up a 10' PVC or metal pipe to superclamp to my lightstands and get something very solid.
     
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    Works really good. Has 4 bars that clip together to make the length you need. This is the main reason I went this route instead of a DIY solution. Having that adjustment works nice when using smaller rolls for head shots, or individual protratis and your space is limited. Supports up to 12' rolls with extra room on the sides.
     
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    nice! its sturdy enough? doesn't seem like a massive pile of fail?
     
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    I have the calumet pro heavy duty 12' kit, basically 4 bars and 2 lightstands + bag for travel

    but for home, $10 at home depot will get you setup
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    Its pretty sturdy. I have 2 kids that like to run into it while taking their photos if that give you an idea :rofl:. Its basicly 2 heavy duty 10ft light stands with a sectional cross bar that you can just sit on top, or fasten down with thumb nuts. Being that it breaks down into a bag that is 4ft long and only 6" round is a huge plus if you ever need to take it somewhere.
     
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    I just double checked my reciepts, and I have the heavy duty one. Sorry. I now remember thinking it was ~$20 more and seemed more rigid so I didn't skimp. Sorry for the comfusion.
    http://www.calumetphoto.com/item/MF6095/
     
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    thats what I have also, but it only works in 2 or 4 bar increments. And with all 4 you really need about 14' or working room :hs:
     
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    I bought a kit of B&H for $99.99...it's held up pretty well so far.
     
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    Mine works with 2,3 or 4 bars. I haven't had to use all 4 yet. You may want to check your bars for correct male/female. You may have a mis-package.
     
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    I want this!! Going to call them to see if they have in stock so I can pick up. Don't feel like paying an extra $19 for shipping.
     

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