Maybe it's time to describe my tripod setup after years of modifications and trials.
My first good tripod is a MTO55CXPRO4 Carbon tripod from Manfrotto. Is't a tripod with many useful features:
Max. Load: 9 kg,
90° Comum system for macro.
Weight: 2100 Gr.
Max. Center heigh with center column down: 140 Cm.
Max. heigh with column up: 170 Cm.
Price: 429 Euro
On the Tripod I have fixed an Neewer Pro Video Tilt Head. This has been introduced as my Video Head was bought without that feature.
Price: 44 Euro
On this Video Tilt Head I mounted my MHV500AH. This Fluid Video head has many advantages beside the excellent filming functions. When I do panorama stitching it is a very stable unit and together with the Video Tilt Head it takes no time to install a perfect horizon over the 360 °. Maybe a tip could be: Buy the Video Head with the Tilt function already in the head.
On the MHV500AH I installed an adapter towards ARCA-SWISS type equipment. It's a Neewer 55mm Universal Screw Knop Clamp. (14 Euro)
The final piece of the setup is an Arca-Swiss quick release L plate. This allows me to switch between landscape and portrait mode in no time. It was a Neewer but is not followed anymore by Neewer.
An equivalent is available from Ayex on amazon.
Price: 18 Euro.
There is one accessory that I purchased to move the focal point of the camera with lens right above the rotating point of the tripod: 200 mm Rail slide Metal quick release Clamp from Neewer.
It is not installed when not used for panorama photography.
Price: 19 Euro.
You may ask yourself why I buy the Arca-swiss accessories always from Neewer. It is known that there are variations on the tolerance of the Arca-Swiss plates. To avoid this I only would buy it from the same supplier.
Tweejaarlijks organiseren de Linde Amateurkunstenaars (LAK) in samenwerking met gemeentebestuur Meise de Amateurkunstenaarsroute tijdens de week van de amateurkunstenaars.
Did a shoot without special ambition. Just for the fun, for the unexpected.
txs. to the daughter and friend for the participation in the fun...
- un festival de musique expérimentale & improvisée –
24 Novembre 2018 – 20h30
SALON MOMMEN asbl
LIMONADE (duo Franco/Belge)
Eric Mimosa guitare / saxo ténor
Xstof Bruneel batterie, percussions
JACQUES FOSCHIA SOLO clarinettes
COOLI’BRISE (trio Franco/Belge)
Laurent Rigaut alto-, ténor- & baritone saxes
Jo Maartense contrebasse
Mike Goyvaerts batterie, percussions
6 Sept 2018 we went with a couple of Photographers to Vilvoorde to do a flour shoot. The weather was excellent so it could be outdoor. The model victims were my daughter and some of her friends. Don't have to mention it was hilarious and fun. The location was a hall used in former times times to dry wood. This made the clean up a lot relaxer. See for yourself the result.
Decided to go to the Hohneck, the third highest summit in the Voghes mountains. (Fr)
Lost a lot of footage as in the middle of the day after doing a wrong action and I formatted the SD. Could not recover the pictures. A very good reason to go back. Super.
Here some pictures of the area Hohneck.
The pictures of the waterfall of Retournemer.
Denmark’s northernmost point, Grenen, hosts a unique natural phenomenon. Here, two seas meet, namely the Skagerrak and the Kattegat; and the collision of the waves is clearly visible to the naked eye. This fascinating tourist attraction, Grenen, is a spit formation consisting of deposited sand and gravel carried along by the strong currents; and over the last 100 years, this barrier has increased its length by 1 km. As the large beach expanse at the tip of Grenen is constantly moving, there are frequent occurrences of lagoons – attracting both playful children and adults, as well as wading birds.
We were at three different moments on the beach: 24/7 at 6.00h. and 12.00h. In the morning it was ok to photograph but at noon it was impossible to make a picture. See the picture of the crowd.
We also did a sunset on 26 July and we started at 3.45h. We did some nice sunsets and then we ended the walk with an extraordinary encounter with a fox.. The fax was watching me as I was watching him. He was no scared at all. The fox made my day.
These pictures are an impression of those walks