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GG said...

Rode videomicro microphone and Manfrotto suction cup for windowmounting the DSLR ordered and to be delivered tomorrow so I can play around taking some in-car video at the weekend :)

Not sure how well it will work without an image stabilised lens but we'll see...

Any chance of a link?

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M235i

Gwaredd said...

Welcome to the World of MPV ownership my soul-less friend.

Thanks. Have you sent out the membership welcome pack? As the most senior member (snigger) in this parish that duty falls to you, right?

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DeskJockey
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Driving a Galaxy far, far away

Alex_ said...

GG said...

Rode videomicro microphone and Manfrotto suction cup for windowmounting the DSLR ordered and to be delivered tomorrow so I can play around taking some in-car video at the weekend :)

Not sure how well it will work without an image stabilised lens but we'll see...

Any chance of a link?

This is the suction cup:

Cup

And this to go into it (I'm hoping at least - I couldn't find an example picture anywhere of one in the other but they're both 16mm apparently)

Ball

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Alex88 said...

Where are you based, Mark?

These days I live out in Lincolnshire, Sleaford way. Garage was in High Wycombe, but I had a bit of a roundabout trip on the way back.

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DeskJockey said...

Gwaredd said...

Welcome to the World of MPV ownership my soul-less friend.

Thanks. Have you sent out the membership welcome pack? As the most senior member (snigger) in this parish that duty falls to you, right?

Yes. It contains a pack of wet-wipes, baby on board sticker (or if you're paid for premium membership, those stick man stickers that dictate how many kids & pets you have), a bottle of Detol & a CD compilation of jazzed up nursery rhymes that never ejects. Ever.

Although, with my reputation, I've probably sent it to the wrong address.

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GG said...

Alex_ said...

GG said...

Rode videomicro microphone and Manfrotto suction cup for windowmounting the DSLR ordered and to be delivered tomorrow so I can play around taking some in-car video at the weekend :)

Not sure how well it will work without an image stabilised lens but we'll see...

Any chance of a link?

This is the suction cup:

Cup

And this to go into it (I'm hoping at least - I couldn't find an example picture anywhere of one in the other but they're both 16mm apparently)

Ball

I've got both of those, and the superclamp. Very useful bits of kit.

Updated May 19, 2017 at 8:47 AM

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Because V8

Gwaredd said...

DeskJockey said...

Gwaredd said...

Welcome to the World of MPV ownership my soul-less friend.

Thanks. Have you sent out the membership welcome pack? As the most senior member (snigger) in this parish that duty falls to you, right?

Yes. It contains a pack of wet-wipes, baby on board sticker (or if you're paid for premium membership, those stick man stickers that dictate how many kids & pets you have), a bottle of Detol & a CD compilation of jazzed up nursery rhymes that never ejects. Ever.

Although, with my reputation, I've probably sent it to the wrong address.

That's okay. We're not home, so I'm sure it'll arrive here shortly.

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JonMad said...

GG said...

Alex_ said...

GG said...

Rode videomicro microphone and Manfrotto suction cup for windowmounting the DSLR ordered and to be delivered tomorrow so I can play around taking some in-car video at the weekend :)

Not sure how well it will work without an image stabilised lens but we'll see...

Any chance of a link?

This is the suction cup:

Cup

And this to go into it (I'm hoping at least - I couldn't find an example picture anywhere of one in the other but they're both 16mm apparently)

Ball

I've got both of those, and the superclamp. Very useful bits of kit.

Good to know, cheers. Not cheap though....

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M235i

Yes you're right - not exactly cheap.

I'm also not 100 per cent. sure how useful they're going to be in practice for what I want as I'm planning on affixing the camera to the rear window looking forward between the seats but I expect the rake of the window may make that difficult.

I also looked at the Hague SM1 but I think the Manfrotto set up should give me more flexibility.

If you've got a mirrorless though Alex I'm sure you can use something less heavy duty than this. The 6D + 35mm is near 1.5 kilos so I needed something pretty sturdy.

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Cheers for the tip. My other problem is that I'll probably use it once and get bored :lol: I use my GoPro set up a lot but that's mainly due to work.

EDIT: The A7RII plus Zeiss Batis 18mm isn't exactly light.

Updated May 19, 2017 at 10:07 AM

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M235i

DeskJockey said...

Gwaredd said...

Welcome to the World of MPV ownership my soul-less friend.

Thanks. Have you sent out the membership welcome pack? As the most senior member (snigger) in this parish that duty falls to you, right?

Did I miss a new car thread? :)

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Because V8

GG said...

I'm also not 100 per cent. sure how useful they're going to be in practice for what I want as I'm planning on affixing the camera to the rear window looking forward between the seats but I expect the rake of the window may make that difficult.

With that jointed arm I'd hope you'll be able to angle it to get the camera pointing in the right direction. I keep forgetting I have the suction cup, I should try playing with it to mount speedlites on windows and such like.

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Because V8

Courtesy car lottery (125i back in to be seen about t he blue smoke, tracking and a/c compressor). I've been "blessed" with a new Mini One D 5dr.

Yuk. Setting aside the deficiencies of it being a diesel, it's horrible inside. It feels massive and unwieldy, and everything inside seems like a long way away (you shouldn't have to lean forward to reach the sun visor ffs). There's an armrest in the way of the gearstick. The handbrake is adjacent to the passenger seat and requires one to adopt a gorilla like reach to hoist it.

Most annoyingly of all, the idrive controller spins the opposite way to go through menus, despite being otherwise largely the same system as in BMWs. :?

JonMad said...

GG said...

I'm also not 100 per cent. sure how useful they're going to be in practice for what I want as I'm planning on affixing the camera to the rear window looking forward between the seats but I expect the rake of the window may make that difficult.

With that jointed arm I'd hope you'll be able to angle it to get the camera pointing in the right direction. I keep forgetting I have the suction cup, I should try playing with it to mount speedlites on windows and such like.

Amazon just delivered - you look to be correct with the adjustment on the jointed arm - actually looks like it will be pretty easy to set up.

Massively impressed with the build quality too - mostly metal and looks like it could withstand being run over by a tank. They've even put grease on the end of the screw threads for tightening up the moveable joints.

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PDK frees up your left hand so you can scratch your vagina.

Pug 307 diesel sold for £55 more than I paid for it.

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NotoriousREV said...

Pug 307 diesel sold for £55 more than I paid for it.

Impressive.

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M235i

NotoriousREV said...

Pug 307 diesel sold for £55 more than I paid for it.

You sold it for £60? ;)

:lol: at mik

125i is stopping at BMW for a little longer. Hopefully resolved early next week, otherwise the job starts to get a little more serious :shock:

Updated May 19, 2017 at 5:49 PM

NotoriousREV said...

Pug 307 diesel sold for £55 more than I paid for it.

The truncated header in the email notification of your post read "pug 307 dies" - that was probably more likely than your actual post :lol:

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PDK frees up your left hand so you can scratch your vagina.

GG said...

JonMad said...

GG said...

I'm also not 100 per cent. sure how useful they're going to be in practice for what I want as I'm planning on affixing the camera to the rear window looking forward between the seats but I expect the rake of the window may make that difficult.

With that jointed arm I'd hope you'll be able to angle it to get the camera pointing in the right direction. I keep forgetting I have the suction cup, I should try playing with it to mount speedlites on windows and such like.

Amazon just delivered - you look to be correct with the adjustment on the jointed arm - actually looks like it will be pretty easy to set up.

Massively impressed with the build quality too - mostly metal and looks like it could withstand being run over by a tank. They've even put grease on the end of the screw threads for tightening up the moveable joints.

Looks sturdy enough!

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PDK frees up your left hand so you can scratch your vagina.

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