A serious equipment question.

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Noons, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Noons

    Robert Coe Guest

    : D.Mac wrote:
    : > You haven't seen my ladder Jeff so you're just speculating about it -
    : > as usual. Workplace, Health and Safety approved the ladder in the
    : > first place and it came with a seat on it... It's a purpose designed
    : > and built product. If you were a professional photographer you'd know
    : > about them. It's not like they just burst on the market mate. They've
    : > been on sale for 20 years. Made near you too. At Ebenezer.
    : By your own admission, Doug:
    : >>> I had a local aluminum worker alter the ladder yesterday so I can
    : >>> now sit on top of it

    To give the devil his due, I think the referenced alteration was probably for
    the monopod socket. Right, Doug?

    Robert Coe, Jan 31, 2009
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  2. Noons

    Robert Coe Guest

    : D.Mac wrote:
    : > You clearly know something about that advertisement no one in my
    : > office or at the office of the advertiser - or for that matter , the
    : > agency that composed it - does.
    : Well, yes - I guess so, Doug.
    : Do you know what "moiré" means?
    : (Lurkers should look at: http://www.auspub.com.au/proofs/wedport/index.htm
    : for a giggle.)

    Surely those Moiré (or Moiré-like) stripes on the jackets were intentional?
    Observe how the picture in the upper left corner has been oversharpened to
    make them stand out.

    Robert Coe, Jan 31, 2009
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  3. Noons

    Bill Boyce Guest

    My ladder warning says not to STAND on the top; I've SAT on the top and
    felt secure with my feet on the rungs. Like sitting on a chair with no
    back, that's all. Maybe the modification was just to add some add'l
    width or padding? Or maybe even a back. JPBill
    Bill Boyce, Jan 31, 2009
  4. Noons

    ^Tems^ Guest

    Down Newcastle way if someone was sitting on top of a ladder at a
    wedding reception trying to get cleavage shots it would attract the
    attention of a few drunks wondering how the laws of gravity work.
    ^Tems^, Feb 1, 2009
  5. Noons

    D.Mac Guest

    It's a 38mm diameter tube with a flange and hook on it so I can 'hook' it to
    a step, very much like the paint can hooks you can buy in a hardware store,
    except it has been made from 3 mm thick aluminum... The same stuff the
    'ladder' is made from. Every time you watch a tennis match, you'll probably
    see one of these "ladders" at the net.

    It's all a very nice piece of work too. I can fold the ladder with the mount
    in place or take it off if I'm strapping it to the roof racks.

    There was more work and expense getting ADR compliant roof racks on the Audi
    than I care to repeat but in the end the exercise was well worth it.
    D.Mac, Feb 2, 2009
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