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    Can anyone recommend a hide which is large enough to sit in with a tripod in reasonable comfort but small enough not to offend Management

    #2
    I have the Simon King one & it is great with windows you can open on all 4 sides , plus one at ground level that you can be so useful for those down at their level shots. A swine to get the hang of putting it away, but apart from that I would recommend it. Dave

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      #3
      I got a couple of WWS ones from my filming days, but you were a bit cramped when you had a seat (milk crate) and a fluid head tripod in there with you. Never use them now, prefer to just use DPM gear, allows you to move around more. Hides don't give you 360 degree of coverage - view.
      Agree with David like the Simon King one's they can be a problem putting up in windy conditions and putting away.
      If you want something permanent - make one out of plywood - cheaper than buying a WWS or Simon King one. I got four scattered around my place that I made but again hardly ever use them now.
      Don't forget Christmas is coming - drop a few hints
      Trev

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        #4
        Try this site https://wildlifewatchingsupplies.co....-accessories-1 A bag hide might be a good alternative.
        http://www.cbnatureimages.co.uk

        http://www.flickr.com/photos/101212171@N02/

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          #5
          Originally posted by Brian Sugden View Post
          Try this site https://wildlifewatchingsupplies.co....-accessories-1 A bag hide might be a good alternative.
          I decided to have a look at the link Brian supplied. The price of the C30 hide looked to be superb value. However when I clicked on the model to see what it was about the cost changed "from 26.83" to from 281.98, my interest in a dome hide for use in the garden during lockdown quickly waned
          Peter

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            #6
            Originally posted by ST-EOS View Post

            I decided to have a look at the link Brian supplied. The price of the C30 hide looked to be superb value. However when I clicked on the model to see what it was about the cost changed "from 26.83" to from 281.98, my interest in a dome hide for use in the garden during lockdown quickly waned
            Sorry about that. It was more to do with the bag hides.
            http://www.cbnatureimages.co.uk

            http://www.flickr.com/photos/101212171@N02/

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              #7
              With the proviso I have not used one, a Tragopan is on my shopping list for this Winter.

              There are a few YouTube videos with good reports.

              Dave
              Dave , France 79

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                #8
                Thank you all very much, lots to think about
                Trev what is DPM gear? Also you mentioned a fluid head, is that better in a hide than a gimbal. I have to buy a new one and now I am not sure which
                The plywood and milk crate will be difficult in my stocking!!

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                  #9
                  You don't say what lenses you plan to use. I had a 500mm f/4 and used the a Wimberley gimbal head in a hide and it worked well. I now have a 300mm f/2.8 lens with a 1.4 converter. I use an Arca ball head with a Wimberley sidekick. You get the best of both worlds as the ball head on its own is ideal for shorter lenses.

                  I think DPM is camouflage clothing. If you buy a hide a camping stool is a good option, although you may want to consider a beer crate. If nothing's happening at least you can get p....d!
                  http://www.cbnatureimages.co.uk

                  http://www.flickr.com/photos/101212171@N02/

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                    #10
                    DPM = Disruptive Pattern Material.

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                      #11
                      Currently the largest lens would be an EF 100-400 plus a converter, that is if I ever get the R adapter. Depending on how that performs it could be the RF 100-500 plus a converter or an RF 800, which I think are smaller and lighter. Anything larger would arrive wrapped in a decree absolute!!
                      The sidekick looks an excellent idea but there does to appear to be one for a mid range Manfrotto ball head. I thought the Benro GH2 gimbal looked about right for my level of competence

                      Thank you for the DPM info, I think a manufactured hide will be simpler!
                      Last edited by JayTee; 20-11-2020, 15:07.

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                        #12
                        It is of course up to you but I think the Benro GH2 gimbal head is a bit of overkill. It's ideal for large heavy lenses but I would never use my 100-400, even with a 1.4 converter, on my Wimberley head, which is almost identical to the Benro. I always found a ball head better and would hand hold it for flight or action shots.
                        http://www.cbnatureimages.co.uk

                        http://www.flickr.com/photos/101212171@N02/

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                          #13
                          Thank you Brian, you might have just saved me some money
                          The problem is that I cannot try anything until Cannon sends me the adaptor ring. I will be patient, not a habit I am good at, until the thing arrives

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by JayTee View Post
                            Thank you all very much, lots to think about
                            Trev what is DPM gear? Also you mentioned a fluid head, is that better in a hide than a gimbal. I have to buy a new one and now I am not sure which
                            The plywood and milk crate will be difficult in my stocking!!
                            Sorry should have explained more fully. DPM is Disruptive Pattern Material, as used for military clothing, it comes in several forms. There is no need for a Fluid Head tripod for still photography unless you are going to do a bit of video. I used a Miller HD 150 with a Arrow 55 Fluid Head but this was for supporting a large broadcast quality ENG camera.
                            Nowadays I just prefer to put on one of my old DPM jackets and trousers with a bit of netting and settle down in the base of a hedge or wherever.
                            The Hides I referred to were WWS - Wildlife Watching Supplies
                            Trev

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

                            Flickr:
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                              #15
                              Thank you Trev
                              The Forum is proving very useful for my education — I wish the photography could keep up

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