Show us the rig you used for your "Bike in Motion" pics!

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by [!]WildBlue, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. [!]WildBlue

    [!]WildBlue Been here awhile

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    RAM, suction cups, hard mounts, IR or other remotes?

    Lets see them!

    Here is my amatuer-ish RAM setup for my point and shoot (not ballsy enough to toss my D40 up there) on my R1150R.

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  2. 1200B

    1200B Ride everywhere...

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    that is cool, where did u get it or what parts did you use to make it?
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  3. [!]WildBlue

    [!]WildBlue Been here awhile

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    Mine is a RAM Mount...

    http://www.ram-mount.com/

    Was about $50 total and I can get adapters for different devices for less than $20.00.

    Come on, no one else?
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  4. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    mine are hand held up-side down,
    because I have to use the left hand
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  5. Keef

    Keef .. just add pasties

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    RAMs for me too .. :thumb

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  6. LilDirtRat

    LilDirtRat Been here awhile

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    Sorry, no pics on the bike, but here's what I use..

    Made by Manfrotto and called the "Nano Clamp".
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    To that I add a Manfrotto Micro ball head:
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    With the use of a 3/8 to 3/8 adapter spigot:
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    And you have a really nice lightweight system for mounting almost anywhere on the bike. The best part is that the clamp is easy to remove so you can move it for a new angle every time you stop if you want.
    This set up is great for small point n shoot cameras.. for anything larger, I'd go with a superclamp, articulated arm and mini ball head.. all made by Manfrotto as well.

    :super
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  7. Lost Rider

    Lost Rider Roadie

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    Opition A.


    Manfrotto Magic Arm (variable friction) with Super Clamp and Camera Platform. I added a quick release shoe to my rig. Very flexible for positioning, and when used correctly very sturdy and safe.

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    Option B.


    Rok Straps holding my Vangaurd Alta 225 Carbon Fiber Tripod.



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    While it's not quite as professional, this has produced some favorable results.

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  8. dct3416

    dct3416 Adventurer

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    You are definitely more ballsy than I am to put your SLR out there like that. Although you're getting some killer shots with that set up.
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  9. Lost Rider

    Lost Rider Roadie

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    It can be slightly disconcerting considering that just the filter shown costs more than most P&S camera's... but Artistic Thoughts outweigh all logic for me. I would trade my Rig for The Shot without a thought, and I'm not rich.
    Most good things in life involve risk.... :deal
    Plus I don't watch Fox News so I'm not afraid of much! :lol3

    I've only lost one DSLR hanging off my bike, came around a tight corner on a pass only to find a stupid RV taking up most of the road he was not allowed to be on in the first place... good thing it was just a Nikon D40 with cheap glass...
    I use this mount professionally, with much more expensive and sometimes heavier cameras, in very precarious places sometimes rigged far above peoples heads.
    Like I said, the mount is solid if used correctly - the unknown is my riding skills. :evil


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  10. P B G

    P B G Long timer

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    There's a local guy around here who made a product for mountain biking, called it the Boomstick 360.

    Its basically an aluminum mount that allows it to be clamped to things like seat tubes, frames, then can pivot around the bike in various axis to record self, other etc.

    I'm not sure of how it would deal w/ the increased impact of using it on a dirt bike off road, but for relatively smooth surfaces I'd bet it or a homemade varient would provide the angles you want.

    http://www.mountainbiketales.com/reviews/boomstick.htm the product, I don't know that this guy is still in business, although if someone really wanted them I might be able to dig one up.
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  11. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    its a old pic of my xr650l dash but i have a mount with velcro to hold my camera phone on and also have cruise control. i pull the camera off while riding and take pics. lol!
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  12. munchmeister

    munchmeister Grow'd Up Mini Trail

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    Here are a few shots of my rigs for on bike photos. Basically RAM with some Manfrotto parts, for quick release plates. Like ChiTown, Manfrotto gear is da bomb and you can configure all kinds of things with RAM and Manfrotto gear, tho I haven't had the balls to mount my D90 down low like he has. Guess I gotta man up, eh? :freaky

    RAM ball for the bottom of the DSLR (My old Minolta Maxxum 7D in photo, since retired).
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    I would use this arrangement for my "tripod":
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    This shows a VIO POV 1.5 video camera head mount, mounted to a RAM round plate with some gel handlebar tape in the middle to dampen the vibes when shooting video with the VIO POV. Works well.[​IMG]

    Here is the RAM setup I use now with a rotating center joint (sans camera). This jointed RAM arm lets me get better angles with the VIO video camera. With the RAM setup, I can then move it to either side of the bike depending on what I want to shoot. When I rode around Crater Lake, the lake was on my right and I was able to move the video camera to catch more of the awesome lake as I was riding around Rim Drive. Also includes handheld shots from my P&S camera. But if you look close in the video you can see the VIO camera head mounted.
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    Finally, a shot of the Manfrotto quick release mount so the camera can go on and off pretty quickly, but not while riding (that I will admit to, anyway).
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  13. Lost Rider

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    I like that setup Munch, giving me some idea's...

    Thanks!
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  14. munchmeister

    munchmeister Grow'd Up Mini Trail

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    Yo. ChiTown. You're photos are an inspiration to me, bro. I'm a big fan of your long ride reports and what you can do with an R bike, man !! I gotta try those down low shots. I LOVE that one of the autumn colors on your GS at 45 degrees. Way cool.
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  15. Lost Rider

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    Thanks Munch!

    I miss feeling the absolute perfection of my R1200R... going to change that. :deal The 8GS is great, but has compromises. The Roadster has none.
    With my experience on my GS, I can't believe some of the places my Roadster's been. Most places I've been on the GS, I tell myself I "could" have taken the R... :lol3 albeit much slower and far more times picking up the bike - and I do that enough on the GS.

    Your rig reminds me of using what's available and lightweight, nowadays I want maximum image quality with minimal weight and space. If I was wealthy I would have a sweet Leica setup... but your style rig will make it's way into my System when I go the light and fast 450 thumper touring route and wont disrespect it by carrying tripods and such...

    to keep this thread going here's an older setup of the Magic Arm:

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  16. munchmeister

    munchmeister Grow'd Up Mini Trail

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    Here are a couple more showing the RAM mounts for the VIO POV 1.5 video camera. Digital recording unit with screen on the left, orange colored camera head on the left. Remote on the tank bag (laiying flat, by the GPS, kinda hard to see. The cord has the microphone, here covered in some fabric). This allows me to switch the camera to the left or right, fairly quickly. Here, since the coast line was always to my right, I could angle the camera head out to get some footage of the ocean. Any smallish camera would work just as well.

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  17. munchmeister

    munchmeister Grow'd Up Mini Trail

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    ChiTown: I think a Manfrotto Magic Arm is in my future :clap And as for that perfect RR, I have steadfastly avoided taking a demo ride on one... I know I would want one. I miss my 04 Roadster. She was a beaut...

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