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    Hi all,

    I am looking to mount my camera lens combo to my door. I've always found a bean bag to be perfect for stills, but as I do more and more filming, I really want the extra stability.

    Anyone have one of the ones on the market? I've only found at OutDoorPhoto on an initial search.

    Anyone done a DIY?

    I've got a pretty hefty Nikon D850 + 500mm f4 combination, so I don't want to risk it crashing to the floor.

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    Have done a DIY, but don't ask for pictures...

    My rig is similar in weight, and is totally secure. Unlike any commercial option I have ever seen, it is also height adjustable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Connan View Post
    Have done a DIY, but don't ask for pictures...
    Because?
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    Have a look at a Gimpro. Very well-made product. Not cheap but definitely worth it.

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    http://www.gimprogear.com/

    I am considereing this. Quite expensive, but well made. Considering the cost of your gear, you dont want to skimp on a mount. Would you use a R100 tripod for a dslr and 500mm lens?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcole View Post
    Have a look at a Gimpro. Very well-made product. Not cheap but definitely worth it.
    You beat me to it!
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    Cause it's horribly ugly since I never did get around to painting it.

    But here it is after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Connan View Post
    Cause it's horribly ugly since I never did get around to painting it.

    But here it is after all.
    Peter can you perhaps show it fitted to your vehicle? Please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Connan View Post
    Cause it's horribly ugly since I never did get around to painting it.

    But here it is after all.
    Just as well you mentioned its purpose.
    I would have tried to plough with it.
    If you make a noise or need music in the bush or on the beach, youíre missing the point.

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    I couldn't make my own - so:

    I have the Gimpro set up - and it is really really good.
    The parts are precision made - and you can't fault the quality. It is a very good product
    Unlike the Wimberley Gimbal, the bearings are in a closed unit. No dust in.

    I rate it 9.5/10

    Last year I counted the door-mounts in the Kgalagadi over a 3 week period. 24 Gimpro. 2 non Gimpro.
    I have had overseas clients order and Ralph ships.
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    Hi Elsa,

    Please could you send me a pic of your Gimpro set up and costs, as I use a bean bag or hand hold at present.
    Thanks

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    This is the door mount and the head.
    There is a "bigger/higher" head - but for my vehicle (and me I suppose) the lower one is the correct one. Ralph can advise. You can also get a spacer to add in/take out.

    http://www.gimprogear.com/product/door-mount
    http://www.gimprogear.com/product/single-pano-head

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    Quote Originally Posted by EHoffmann View Post
    This is the door mount and the head.
    There is a "bigger/higher" head - but for my vehicle (and me I suppose) the lower one is the correct one. Ralph can advise. You can also get a spacer to add in/take out.
    It does look like very good quality. How quickly can you detach the camera from the gimbal? Iím thinking a sudden dust wind or an animal showing some interest in your camera scenario.
    Also how long does it take to readjust the camera, say from a birds nest in a tree on the left of the watering hole, to an animal arriving at the right of the watering hole? (Thus moving 2 axis)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTolbos View Post
    It does look like very good quality. How quickly can you detach the camera from the gimbal? Iím thinking a sudden dust wind or an animal showing some interest in your camera scenario.
    Also how long does it take to readjust the camera, say from a birds nest in a tree on the left of the watering hole, to an animal arriving at the right of the watering hole? (Thus moving 2 axis)

    The large head has a lever that releases to get the camera set up off - instant almost. Smaller one I have has a screw so thats obviously slower.

    readjusting is really quick - because you don't screw all the screws tight (except the footplate on the Head) - you can move it all around all the time - thats the whole idea. My Wimberley footplates fit on these too.

    When a vehicle approaches from the front - I throw a towel over my gear so I dont have to remove it. I do not drive with my camera in place - unless I just move the car type of thing.

    Watch some videos on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzNHi-9cLog

    If you phone Ralph - he is very user friendly and will answer all questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gifmonster View Post
    Peter can you perhaps show it fitted to your vehicle? Please?
    Just hooks over the door. Similar to a molar bag but far more secure.
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    Thank you Peter and Elsa!
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    GIMPRO door mount is a real treat to work with, in my opinion, the best. I'm often alone, missus having a lie in while I'm out early, and your camera is always ready when mounted. I travel slowly with it mounted to the GIMPRO and keep a cover handy for the passing car's dust. To the GIMPRO I have Sigma 150-600 Sport with a D500 and then on the seat next to me I keep my older D7200 with the Sigma 100-400. This is the ideal combination for me as the lighter camera and lens is always at the ready and the door mount is ideal for the sit and wait (which I love doing), waiting for something to happen. My opinion is that the door mount is really worth its price.

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    Thanks for all the information! I am going to order a GimPro!
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