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Re: Camera Bean Bag

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

:thumbs_up:
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Re: Camera Bean Bag

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Re: Camera Bean Bag

Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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.
Not posting much here anymore, but the photo's you can follow here There is plenty there.

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Re: Camera Bean Bag

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

Nah.... :wink:
Not posting much here anymore, but the photo's you can follow here There is plenty there.

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Re: beanbag

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

:)
talk about service...
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Re: beanbag

Unread post by 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 post by 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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