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 Post subject: Re: beanbag
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:58 pm 
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Hi there

I am just an amateur but use the following - bought a poolnoodle and cut it in two. Made a slit along one side to fit over the window - only problem is that you have to remove it if you want to close the window completely - but its good enough for us. :)

nice idea :)

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 Post subject: Re: beanbag
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:59 pm 
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bert wrote:
I use different bean bags
Bought one from
Double beanbag
And made my own from a pillow casing
Always fill them with sunflower seeds (bird seeds for parrots for eg)
They are light and big

Also used this one as inspiration when designing mine

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 Post subject: Re: beanbag
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joshilewis wrote:
right, here are the photos of my bean bag (first time I'm posting any of these details on the 'net in 2 years, so consider yourselves lucky :P )

Top view of bean bag:
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Side view of bean bag:
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Bean bag filling - rice in original bag:
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Pieces separated:
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Its designed to be used on car windows, car window sills, on ledges in bird hides etc etc. The velcro strap can be tightened or loosened for greater height etc.

I'm embarrassed to say I left it at home (along with my tripod) on my trip to Kruger last week :redface: .


I would like to sew one like this, could I get the sizes of the separated pieces please :pray: :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: beanbag
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Kamadejo wrote:
I would like to sew one like this, could I get the sizes of the separated pieces please :pray: :pray:

Will try measure them, but they weren't measured when they were made. Just make whatever sizes work for you :)

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 Post subject: Re: beanbag
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I've got no idea which size I need. But your beanbag looks great :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: beanbag
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Thanks. I still need to post some 'action shots' of it in use. The size of the beanbag should be determined by the size of your kit and how you're going to use it I guess. For example mine is too heavy to use while walking around, and useful only in the car or at a hide.

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 Post subject: Re: beanbag
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That is exactly what I want to use it for. My SO bought a new lenses for me 150-500 Sigma, so I definitely need a beanbag. Would be great to see yours in use. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: beanbag
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I made mine when I was using the Sigma 170-500mm ...

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 Post subject: Re: beanbag
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Found it! Told you it would be somewhere safe...... was in my spare camera bag under the bed :doh:

You'll have to make do with photos of it on the coal bucket in the front room - the cars in the garage getting new brake pads and even if it wasn't it's really cold outside :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: beanbag
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Nice! 8)

If the pockets are still usable you can even put filters or your remote in them.

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 Post subject: Camera Bean Bag
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Could someone discribe a 'BeanBag' for camera use in a vehicle. Size, use would be helpful. Also is there such a thing as a 'car window tripod'?

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 Post subject: Re: Camera Bean Bag
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Hi reddirt have a look here :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Camera Bean Bag
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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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 Post subject: Re: Camera Bean Bag
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You were a bit to quick for me Dots. That's the thread. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Camera Bean Bag
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