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Re: Camera Bean Bag

Unread postby michel367 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:55 pm

Hi Reddirt.

Yes. There is something called a window tripod. I never use it because it affects, in my frame of mind, my moveability.

I allways usse a makeshift beanbag.
This year I brought with me an old schoolbag from the kids. Bought myself a 2.5 kg bag of rice. Popped it in and voila. A makeshift beanbag.
However. There is much more to be said about this.
Try the searchfuction and there you will find a whole lot more. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Camera Bean Bag

Unread postby michel367 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:56 pm

You were a bit to quick for me Dots. That's the thread. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Camera Bean Bag

Unread postby Dotty » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:56 pm

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Re: Camera Bean Bag

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Re: Camera Bean Bag

Unread postby reddirt » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:20 pm

:thumbs_up: Thanks all. I got the picture.

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Re: Camera Bean Bag

Unread postby gmlsmit » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:47 pm

Now please remember, pack the bean bag before you pack your camera. :)
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Re: Camera Bean Bag

Unread postby reddirt » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:56 pm

Seems to me that if I buy a bag of rice in SA and put it in a canvas bag, that i'll bring with me, that it should do the job!!! :hmz:

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Re: Camera Bean Bag

Unread postby Dotty » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:57 pm

Hey reddirt :) if you put a fastening on the bag you can buy the rice in SA easier to pack :wink:
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Re: Camera Bean Bag

Unread postby reddirt » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:12 pm

Thought about putting it in a 'Poke Sack' (Coming from Kentucky nee "Don't buy a pig in a poke sack". What type of bag might be avaiable in a grocery
store? :huh: That might work on a temporary basis.
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Re: Camera Bean Bag

Unread postby DuQues » Mon May 17, 2010 9:29 am

Just get a (2 kilo or more!) bag of rice, and wrap it into a t-shirt. (Plastic crackles too much, and the rice bag will rip.)
Bit of Duct tape here and there, and you're set.
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Re: Camera Bean Bag

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Mon May 17, 2010 4:09 pm

DuQues, should this thread be merged with the one Dotty linked to?
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Re: beanbag

Unread postby DuQues » Mon May 17, 2010 4:11 pm

Nah.... :wink:
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Re: beanbag

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Mon May 17, 2010 4:13 pm

:)
talk about service...
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Re: beanbag

Unread postby hoyle » Sun May 23, 2010 3:21 pm

I always look for growing beans along the roadside in KNP because we used beanbags on a wooden stand my hubby made, velcro and all - but I lost 2 somewhere along the road and often wished I could have seen the monkeys get hold of them... :hmz:
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Re: beanbag

Unread postby bert » Sun May 23, 2010 4:10 pm

Always buy poultry or parrot food (seeds)
Can be bought at any bigger supermarket
Advantage. Bigger particles then rice and weight less


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