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Human interest?? Might be stepping on toes calling them clutter, but would think whomever they are looking at taking a picture had a better perspective. Also would have helped or if the nose were clear and that big guy wasn't there.

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Human interest?? Might be stepping on toes calling them clutter, but would think whomever they are looking at taking a picture had a better perspective. Also would have helped or if the nose were clear and that big guy wasn't there.

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In France, I would never try to call a policeman a "clutter". Not sure yours in the US would appreciate too !!!!
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In France, I would never try to call a policeman a "clutter". Not sure yours in the US would appreciate too !!!!
Well I didn't call them anything, that was the thread subject line????

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NKP 765 looks so much better without that stupid mars light they attached to it this year...
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NKP 765 looks so much better without that stupid mars light they attached to it this year...
While the mars light wasn't on them as delivered, they were on the NKP Berks for half of their service life (1951-1958 ).

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While the mars light wasn't on them as delivered, they were on the NKP Berks for half of their service life (1951-1958 ).

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I understand that, I just feel it's not a good look and I hope it's not a permanent thing
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I understand that, I just feel it's not a good look and I hope it's not a permanent thing
Just one more reason PM 1225 is the better-looking Berk!
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NKP 765 looks so much better without that stupid mars light they attached to it this year...
That is some serious foamer level stuff right there. I would have never even noticed the difference!


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That is some serious foamer level stuff right there. I would have never even noticed the difference!

But anyway, what this scene suffers from is the lack of a TALL tripod.

That would be a giraffe.
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That would be a giraffe.
And that giraffe comes in quite handy for some elevated perspectives when a bridge isn't available.
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And that giraffe comes in quite handy for some elevated perspectives when a bridge isn't available.
I'm actually quite interested in getting one, but I don't really know what to look for or where to begin with it.
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This is the one I have: https://www.amazon.com/Manfrotto-269.../dp/B001D2EQVI
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They have a replacement for those, called drones, lol
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True.

I recently did a job where I had to use my tall tripod because my client's property was in a no-fly zone (too close to an airport). So it IS nice to have, and it's much quieter to use than a drone.
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How many times do you have to raise it and lower it while making small adjustment to the ball head to make sure you have your image framed right? Seems like that would kind of be a pain unless you had some sort of remote controlled gimbal attached to it.
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True.

I recently did a job where I had to use my tall tripod because my client's property was in a no-fly zone (too close to an airport). So it IS nice to have, and it's much quieter to use than a drone.
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I was at Nevada Northern a few years and there was a photographer, non-railfan who had, I believe a 12 foot ladder and a tripod and he did much of his shooting with that. He felt it gave his photos a little different perspective to set it aside everyone elses. It was good for a lot commercial, inside a plant floor, group photos etc. as well as for the state magazines.

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How many times do you have to raise it and lower it while making small adjustment to the ball head to make sure you have your image framed right? Seems like that would kind of be a pain unless you had some sort of remote controlled gimbal attached to it.
The only adjustment I have to make is camera tilt. I adjust the focal length and focus before I send the camera up. Sometimes I can get the tilt right on the first try, other times it takes a few attempts. It probably takes me 30 seconds total to drop the 5 sections, adjust the tilt, and then send it back up. I've done it so many times that it's pretty quick and easy for me to do.

I have a motorized pan/tilt head that I used when I first got the tripod (using a 30 ft cable & remote to control it) back in 2012, but the damn thing is a piece of crap and didn't work for very long. After repeated emails to the company (which I purchased it from directly) and being completely ignored, I had to accept the fact that I had purchased a $125 paper weight.

Stay away from this...absolute JUNK! I'm really surprised B&H sells it: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ipod_head.html (the company that makes the unit is called Bescor, not CamRanger. CamRanger utilizes that unit in their remote camera control system)
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Ha! In that image, the thing on the left, I saw one of those the other day and told my wife I wanted to buy one for taking pictures.
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Ha! In that image, the thing on the left, I saw one of those the other day and told my wife I wanted to buy one for taking pictures.
I've actually taken pictures from them at my former company's construction sites. The expensive accessory is the big truck to move it from location to location.
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I've shot several times from a boom truck. Elevation Elevation Elevation!

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I've actually taken pictures from them at my former company's construction sites. The expensive accessory is the big truck to move it from location to location.
I think the one I saw was actually a tow-behind. The rest of it was about the same though. I have a trailer hitch on my car!
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