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Re: Klamping Kwestion
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2018, 08:54:53 AM »
I'm getting a gooseneck rather than a rigid bar for better positioning.

Make sure the one you get is stiff enough for the weight you'll put on it.  I had a pair of spaced omnis on a Manfrotto 154B (which is a pretty substantial piece of hardware) on a gooseneck once and watched them slowly droop further and further as the show went on.  Everything was safety cabled, so I wasn't worried about my mics (or the people under them), but I learned my lesson about cheap goosenecks...

Yeah, I have one at work I tested it with: not gonna work.
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Re: Klamping Kwestion
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2018, 09:28:38 AM »
I gave up on those flexible goosenecks.
Many years ago, I bought one of these, and it is a great thing to have when it is needed; but I don't regularly use it.
It is by On-Stage Mic stand products (don't know the official name).
It is the angle adaptor only, not the base.  It is threaded for 5/8-27, but, I've adapted my entire rig to 3/8-16, incluidng adaptor threads for this thing.



It is in two parts.  There is a screw that draws the two sections together. There are gear-like teeth that hold the sections together, firmly, and hold the angle firmly, until you loosen the sections, and cause a change in angles.
They also make a stubby version that doesn't have the longer reach as shown.
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Re: Klamping Kwestion
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2018, 10:17:47 AM »

I use this Manfrotto Articulated Arm with an Impact Superclamp and I've never encountered a scenario where I couldn't make it work for my mics or my video camera. You can snake it through railings and around corners - use it to go out from a balcony rail and go down or up - it collapses down far enough I can pack it into my bag if needed or slide it into the pouch in the back that holds the waist belt.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/354218-REG/Manfrotto_196AB_2_196AB_2_Articulated_Arm.html#!

I have clamped to a railing with the Windtech C Clamp like you mentioned in your original post but I just don't think it's robust enough for anything other than a light active setup only. I wouldn't use it to extend out anywhere over people..
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Re: Klamping Kwestion
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2018, 12:13:32 PM »

I use this Manfrotto Articulated Arm with an Impact Superclamp and I've never encountered a scenario where I couldn't make it work for my mics or my video camera. You can snake it through railings and around corners - use it to go out from a balcony rail and go down or up - it collapses down far enough I can pack it into my bag if needed or slide it into the pouch in the back that holds the waist belt.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/354218-REG/Manfrotto_196AB_2_196AB_2_Articulated_Arm.html#!

I have clamped to a railing with the Windtech C Clamp like you mentioned in your original post but I just don't think it's robust enough for anything other than a light active setup only. I wouldn't use it to extend out anywhere over people..
+T. I am buying this one today along with a super clamp. Thanks!
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Re: Klamping Kwestion
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2018, 04:45:38 PM »
^ There is also a three section version of that articulated arm.  Of course, I was stupid and bought the (considerably heavier) double armed model.  That was even scarier than the drooping gooseneck; I was taping a MMW show in Rotterdam and the combined weight of the double articulated arm and the 154B on the end caused the Super Clamp to rotate around the circular railing to which it was clamped.  I was really sweating by the end of that show...

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Re: Klamping Kwestion
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2018, 11:32:58 AM »
clamped to the clamp, again,...
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Re: Klamping Kwestion
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2018, 12:45:05 PM »
clamped to the clamp, again,...

Moke, next time you're in there how's about swiping that Crystal Gayle poster for me :smash:
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Re: Klamping Kwestion
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2018, 01:19:39 PM »

I use this Manfrotto Articulated Arm with an Impact Superclamp and I've never encountered a scenario where I couldn't make it work for my mics or my video camera. You can snake it through railings and around corners - use it to go out from a balcony rail and go down or up - it collapses down far enough I can pack it into my bag if needed or slide it into the pouch in the back that holds the waist belt.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/354218-REG/Manfrotto_196AB_2_196AB_2_Articulated_Arm.html#!

I have clamped to a railing with the Windtech C Clamp like you mentioned in your original post but I just don't think it's robust enough for anything other than a light active setup only. I wouldn't use it to extend out anywhere over people..
+T. I am buying this one today along with a super clamp. Thanks!
I did buy it and a  few other accessories. Already owned the Manfrotto triple bar; and don't plan to use this arm with it, but for example photos I went with it!
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Re: Klamping Kwestion
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2018, 06:10:43 PM »
Those articulating arms seem pretty cool.

I repurposed two SuperClamps to fix a couple vertical company-name display banner/flags, intended to be spiked into the ground, onto our boat-show booth today.  Good to have taper gear at the ready in the back of the car.
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