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Proper Camera/Lens mount

Unread postby Riaanf31 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:34 pm

I was recently in KNP and at Lake Panic saw a very good looking camera mount. It was not a bean bag, but mounted on a flat base with a swivelhead like a tri pod attached.

The gentleman told me it was made by Badger Gear and bought from a photo shop in Pretoria for circa R900. I've been searching the web and can't find anything like it.

Could anybody assists?
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Re: Proper Camera/Lens mount

Unread postby DuQues » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:37 pm

That's an easy one. :D Click! and you are there, and you can find the shop.
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Re: Proper Camera/Lens mount

Unread postby Riaanf31 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:32 pm

Thanks for the reply Duques. Alas the product I'm after isn't shown on their website. See the below extract from Outdoorphoto as received via email:

'We do stock the ground pod. Selling price is R 900 incl.
The product is not currently active on our web.'

I'll have to make a detour there prior to my next KNP trip.This product will be a hit with birders and photography buffs who are looking for stability with big lenses.

Get it to the European market as I believe it will sell, nevermind the Yanks and also Asia.
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Re: Proper Camera/Lens mount

Unread postby DuQues » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:36 pm

Do you have a photo of it?

I have a window mount, locally produced in SA, which also could be handy for you.
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Re: Proper Camera/Lens mount

Unread postby JimS » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:06 pm

Hi

Another option for use in a Lake Panic type hide is offered by Benro. They have a dinner plate size metal base as the base that then takes a gimbal head mount, this provides a lot of flexibility for big lenses. i use a gimbal head on a tripod, but at Lake Panic I still prefer a large heavy bean bag for my 500mm lens.

Jim


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