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Old 11-09-2006, 10:43 AM   #61
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nope not car to car. hence it was called a car rig motion shot. I dont think 13 sec car to car will make the object that sharp. lol
JDMOTO, could you tell me what kind of brand & model the flash/strobe kit you use? Also the car rig?

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Old 11-09-2006, 11:35 AM   #62
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JDMOTO, could you tell me what kind of brand & model the flash/strobe kit you use? Also the car rig?

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lighting is Alien Bee's 2xAB800. as for the rig, well i custom made one for my needs.
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:52 AM   #63
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lighting is Alien Bee's 2xAB800. as for the rig, well i custom made one for my needs.
Is this car rig any good to take pics like yours?

http://www.adorama.com/VDVZDVCARR.ht...0rig&item_no=1

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http://www.adorama.com/VDVZDVCRX.html

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http://www.adorama.com/VDVZDVCRBH.ht...0rig&item_no=2
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Old 11-09-2006, 12:06 PM   #64
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wait thats guy holding that camera not a car, lol. and no thats not going to reach far enough to get the shots you want.

check out filmtools.com they have the tools you need for making a crazy rig.. good luck.
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Old 11-09-2006, 12:10 PM   #65
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wait thats guy holding that camera not a car, lol. and no thats not going to reach far enough to get the shots you want.

check out filmtools.com they have the tools you need for making a crazy rig.. good luck.
Yeah, I think they messed up with the picture but if you read the description it sounds like a car rig to me:

The supplied harness of straps with hooks attach to the edge of a door or hood. The system can be used with most flat base tripod heads (3/8" 16 thread) or an optional heavy-duty ball head. The optional extension arm makes low level and other extreme positions and angles possible. The set up is fast and easy and provides a safe, stable and rigid support for your camera. The special anti-skid, rubber suction cup feet protect the car's paint. No tools are needed for setup.

Thanks for your info BTW
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Old 11-09-2006, 12:14 PM   #66
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All of the people who build rigs are always hush hush about them, it's like some kind of secret club.
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All of the people who build rigs are always hush hush about them, it's like some kind of secret club.
i had to wait a few months for my membership..
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Old 11-09-2006, 12:33 PM   #68
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i had to wait a few months for my membership..
Don't listen to me, it's jealousy talking. I'm way too poor, lazy and I sure as hell don't trust a rig that I'VE built with my camera.
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I really need to get my Rebel out and start takin some pics. It must have an inch of dust over it by now.
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Old 11-11-2006, 03:29 PM   #70
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JDMoto...question for you, I have a rig setup and I have tried between 1 and 10 sec. exposes during the day on a rolling shot with a rig and every single picture comes out overexposed, enough so that I can't even compensate with photoshop...at night whole diff. story, during the day I'm haing a prob....any thoughts as to how to control the amount of light taking in, I've tried using f4 to f22 (f22 needing the most light because of the small apert. size, hence allowing for a longer exposure) but still, everything comes out just white...what if anything, am I doing wrong...

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02tts, get a Neutral Density (ND) filter, get the dark one like this or darker (better for daylight shooting):

http://cgi.ebay.com/B-W-77mm-Neutral...em290049120772
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well I gave the car rig a try. The pics came out crappy because I forgot to set the ISO and placed the camera on the wrong size of the car. I also use different shutter speed to see the dufference. But I got the idea on how to do it. How did I made my rid? Well it consisted of a brome stick, rope and a sh1t load of zip ties.





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ok....what number would you recommend for daylight shooting....103, 106??

what about for night shooting.

ric, did you use an nd filter on yours or just a bulb exposure, thanks.
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ric, did you use an nd filter on yours or just a bulb exposure, thanks.
I didn't use neither. I did edited the pics with PS though. I used a shutter speed of 6,8 & 10, for the aperature F/8.0. At 13 sec, I ran out of drive way. I forgot to set the ISO on the camera also so I used and ISO of 800 instead of 80.
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Rig shots are fun
but static is also fun


exif file still intact.

Strobes a lot of them.

5 total strobes. for this one. i need a bigger trunk. lol

tip #1:

adjust the camera to shoot for ambient light (shutter speed), then adjust flash if you want to be a fill or main. use your aperture setting to control the lights. balance is the key.

Remember you need more powerful lights to over come the sun. Also shooting off camera flash (canon will sync upto 1/250) Nikon (1/500). Canon people will have to use more flash power to over come this overexposure problem. Nikon people you are lucky. (only reason why i would swap for a nikon, lol)

During sunny days you can use a ND filter to help drop your shutter speed. Also adding CP filter will drop your shutter speed by 1 full stop. (adjust the right way)
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exif file still intact.

Strobes a lot of them.

5 total strobes. for this one. i need a bigger trunk. lol
By strobe do you mean a flash or a constant light source? And I blame my bad english for this question...

And if you're using a constant light source, what sort fo kit?
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By strobe do you mean a flash or a constant light source? And I blame my bad english for this question...

And if you're using a constant light source, what sort fo kit?
flash mono strobes. ftw!!
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flash mono strobes. ftw!!

Sweet

One last question how's the power source for those things? Batteries?, and are they any good?
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do some of you guys take your pictures using a tripod?.
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