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    Guntackles Camera

    If you remember I advised recently that member Guntackle is now in a nursing home. He has a view out of the window of some bird feeders and has an ambition to take some pics of the birds. However his 80D and 70-300 lense will be too heavy for him and inconvenient as he is largely bed bound. Mounting the camera on a tripod is not really an option as it will be in the way of the staff, they will have to set it up and there is a danger of it being damaged.

    An option is to get a smaller lighter camera (EOS m50/M100? Plus adapter) that has similar exposure and focusing capabilities to the 80D but I think that his 70-300 will still be too heavy and unwieldy especially with a smaller camera.

    He has asked me to have a look at what is about and what would be the best option for him.

    He is perfectly happy to buy used gear to keep costs down assuming that it is in good condition and does what he wants

    I know that some members have also had issues with the weight of gear and have looked at other makes and that is also a possible option here.

    I would be very interested to hear of other members experiences with canon CSCs or thoughts on what other options it would be worth considering.

    Many thanks

    Ian
    Ian

    #2
    What about a table tripod. If he's got one of those hospital type over the bed trolleys, a small table top tripod may be the answer. Another option would be a 'Bean Bag' again on the trolley if it is high enough, could always be propped up on few books etc. Just my thoughts.
    Trev

    Equipment - According to the wife more than a Camera Shop got

    Flickr:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/trevb2639/

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      #3
      Those are good thoughts Trev, Thanks for that. The bean bag would get my vote as it would be much less liable to be knocked over.
      Ian

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        #4
        On the subject of Bean Bags they can give a more rock solid support than a tripod. I use one for most of the shots I take out of our bedroom window - more recently on here the Tawny Owl and Buzzard. It's a bean bag 'Mark One' a large cushion! Filled with about eight pound of rice, in fact I carry one in the car - rest it on the roof, bonnet etc. I think they thought I liked Rice Puddings when I went to Tesco's to buy the rice.
        Trev

        Equipment - According to the wife more than a Camera Shop got

        Flickr:
        https://www.flickr.com/photos/trevb2639/

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          #5
          I think Trev's beanbag is the easiest way but if he has a laptop and there's enough room for leaving the tripod in a fairly permanent place, then here's an option.

          Set up the camera/lens on a tripod giving a wide enough view of the feeders.
          Control the Camera with a Remote Cable Release (with an extension if needed) using EOS Utility which allows focussing and full input to settings.
          The camera would have to be turned on and off manually.




          Bob


          EOS 6D, BG-E13 Grip, EOS 30 (Film), 35mm f2.0 IS, 50mm f1.8 STM, 17-40 f4 L, 24-105 f4 L IS, 70-200f4 L IS, 430EX II, 270EX II, Manfrotto 190XDB +496RC2 tripod, G12 Powershot, Op Tech straps & Think Tank bags.

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            #6
            FYI: Tamron makes a 18-200mm for the M-Mount. It is compact and take good quality images, as I own one. Makes a perfect match for the M-Series.

            Tom

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              #7
              Thanks for these responses, they are appreciated. I’ll be looking at them then determining with Guntackle what he thinks will be easiest/best for him.

              Many thanks

              Ian
              Ian

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