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Old 09-20-2006, 10:58 PM
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I am not sure about doug's gyro, but at work when we use a stedi cam there are usually 2 gyros on it. It's totally silent.
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snip.....Is it true that the mount takes 5-10 minutes to come up to speed? And not that it matters in an aircraft, but how much noise does it make - say in a quiet place like your living room? I'm wondering how useable it would be for wildlife photography...
Yep, it takes 5 minutes to come up to 22,000rpm. The noise is noticible, mostly because I think it's in your hands and your holding it right there in front of your face. Noisy if you were thinking about deer....but birds from a distance would probably be OK.

Danny couldn't hear it in the front seat of the cockpit.

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Old 09-21-2006, 04:48 AM
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snip...but at work when we use a stedi cam there are usually 2 gyros on it....snip.
Would 'at work' include actors and actresses? I see from your profile you're in Los Angelas..... RVators and their day jobs and all that.....

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Old 09-21-2006, 05:09 AM
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Doug,
Check out his web page...URL in his signature block...pretty neat!!!
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Old 09-21-2006, 06:21 AM
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I used to shoot for UPI, AP and several regional rags. I used the KS-4 version on my Nikons while shooting air to air and aerial. Acceptable results were acheived at shutter speeds down to 1/30 sec. on a non image stabilized camera. Doug is corect that technique is critical in using this wonder tool. You cannot touch the airframe while shooting or the airframe vibrations will transfer through your body to the camera. The product is worth every penny it cost. I believe it does have two gyros in it, spinning in different attitudes.

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I suddenly find my schedule open Doug - let me know where you guys might be "practicing" this weekend, and maybe I can meet you there!

I want to see this new-fangled technology in action...

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Will do, Paul. Sunday a.m. somewhere. Developing....
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Old 09-21-2006, 08:51 AM
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Use the '6' if you're using larger lenses, was what I researched. I'll be using up to a 300mm IS lens (never smaller than 200mm).

[ed. Side note: Here's a reason you can get in trouble when there are two 'Doug Reeves' in the same forum.....I saw this post and decided to add something I forgot. Trouble was....I didn't start this reply <g>. I added my text and hit save. Sorry about that 'other Doug'.
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snip...why the KS-6?
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Old 09-21-2006, 09:50 AM
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Other is 100% correct. The use/limitations of the 4 and 6 models are based on weight. With more weight of a larger lens, the 6, or larger model works more effectively in limiting mvement and reducing external vibration. When shooting F-16s, F-15s, A-4s and other jets, the vibrations could be controlled with technique and shutter speed(1/500). When shooting E2Cs or and rotorcraft, the Kenlab was essential in controlling vibrations while trying to keep the shutter speeds low to show blade movement. The best platform I ever shot from was a KC-135. Comfortable and effective. I have extensive experience with the Kenlab/Kenyon products. If anyone has questions, feel free to ask.
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[ed. Side note: Here's a reason you can get in trouble when there are two 'Doug Reeves' in the same forum.....I saw this post and decided to add something I forgot. Trouble was....I didn't start this reply <g>. I added my text and hit save. Sorry about that 'other Doug'.
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