Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: bean bag.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Barrack Heights, Illawarra
    Image Reposts
    Please ask
    Posts
    4,916

    Default bean bag.

    anyone use one... just ordered one from naturescapes.net feel it will be very usefull for shooting out the car and laying down for shorebirds/ground shooting if you have one what do you use for fill birdseed and rice are an option i guess. cheers.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Hamilton, Victoria
    Image Reposts
    Yes, with details
    Posts
    6,021

    Default Re: bean bag.

    G'day Mikey

    I've used bean bags for years. Far better support than a tripod if the situation allows - car window, on the ground. I've even had one on top of the tripod when I was in a hide and I knew I wasn't going to be moving it around.

    I've always had beans in my bean bag funnily enough. Coming from the bush it was always easy to find someone who had grown field beans or something and just get some from them. They're not too heavy (which can be an issue) and they mould nicely into the shape you require.

    I lashed out last year and bought one of those bags from Aurthur Morris that are designed to sit on the car window. Works well.

    cheers
    Rob

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Yarra Ranges, Victoria
    Image Reposts
    Yes, with details
    Posts
    3,832

    Default Re: bean bag.

    is that naturescapes.net site US? (ie prices are USD?)

    which bag did you order?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Barrack Heights, Illawarra
    Image Reposts
    Please ask
    Posts
    4,916
    Thread Starter

    Default Re: bean bag.

    thanks rob yes adam, skimmer sack is the one ordered they also have a skimmer pod.... which is a plastic dish with a threaded mount in the centre to which you can mount a tripod head or QR plate it's a little dear at 100 US... kind of made it worthwhile and purchased some wimberley flash arms and a BB.... :roll: man these wimberley flash arms are expensive... now i'm busted again :cry:

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Sydney
    Image Reposts
    Yes, with details
    Posts
    235

    Default Re: bean bag.

    I agree with Rob about the better stability of the bean bag compared to tripod.
    I use a small bean bag attached to my Dietmar Nill head to support my 200-400 (pictured below) or 600.



    It's much lighter to carry than my big tripod and allow me to shoot with very slow shutter speed and get tack sharp images.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Barrack Heights, Illawarra
    Image Reposts
    Please ask
    Posts
    4,916
    Thread Starter

    Default Re: bean bag.

    thanks for the input sar that's a nice setup, reading the other post with interest as well in technique. regards

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Proserpine, Queensland
    Image Reposts
    Yes, with details
    Posts
    4,668

    Default Re: bean bag.

    I use a bean bag from Art Morris called the BLUBB - it's a bit expensive, moreso now given the currency rates, but great if you do a lot of photography from your car window. I will take a photo of it one day and show on here - it's big, but does the job well
    Aust. Life List (IOC) - 315 (Rufous Owl- 11/09/2014)
    Dale Mengel Photography - a work in progress!
    Follow me on Facebook
    Check out my Birding Blog

  8. Default Re: bean bag.

    I used a bean bag on the back of a Land Rover in Zimbabwi years ago but when I turned away for a moment the baboons pinched it. Guess the smell of the beans was too much to resist. WALB33

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Melbourne, Victoria
    Image Reposts
    Yes, with details
    Posts
    12,866

    Default Re: bean bag.


  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    SurfCoast, Victoria
    Image Reposts
    Yes, with details
    Posts
    5,946

    Default Re: bean bag.

    Quote Originally Posted by WALB33
    I used a bean bag on the back of a Land Rover in Zimbabwi years ago but when I turned away for a moment the baboons pinched it. Guess the smell of the beans was too much to resist. WALB33
    You're lucky they only took your beanbag. Those males are aggressive & powerful. They have bigger canine teeth than lions.
    Cheers,
    Geoff


    reposts welcome

Similar Threads

  1. Camera Bag options
    By Kirri Hardy in forum Photography Equipment
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-12-2012, 07:31 PM
  2. Bean Bags
    By Dale Mengel in forum Photography Equipment
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-01-2010, 11:47 AM
  3. Bean Bag Filling
    By Dan40D in forum Photography Equipment
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 26-07-2009, 12:26 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •