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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Float Tube and Pontoon Tips, Tricks and Mods » Mounting a Camera

Mounting a Camera

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1 Mounting a Camera on Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:23 am

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I was getting ready for our 2015 contest and wanted to mount my camera. I saw one of these little plastic tripods for 12 bucks and bought it. It didn't really work out for the contest, but got me started. I tried wrapping the legs around my rod racks, however I just couldn't get the camera back far enough for a decent pic and I kept bumping it out of position.

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Now I attach it by dropping in the abs racks I had. I just bunch the legs all together and push it into the pipe.
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As you can see I lash everything down that I can.
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It is out of the way, easily reachable and will work with any camera. Gets me pics like this.
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BigFish addressed this in an earlier post and I wanted to share more detail. Trial and error my friends. I think I will be looking for a waterproof camera with a wider angle lens in the future.

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2 Re: Mounting a Camera on Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:38 am

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Looks like a nice LMB pic to me Jerdon.........Their is a post showing that same material in a single length that someone posted awhile back. I bet you could remove two legs and attach all for greater maneuverability. Just a thought. Tight Lines my friend.........GT

3 Re: Mounting a Camera on Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:32 am

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How about more details on the rod/gear holder? Looks simple, easy, and cheap to make.

4 Re: Mounting a Camera on Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:10 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:How about more details on the rod/gear holder?  Looks simple, easy, and cheap to make.

atavuss,

Here are some posts I did earlier. Sort of a chronological development. If you are looking to build your own like I did I would highly recommend checking some posts from .:Lolly:.  



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5 Re: Mounting a Camera on Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:43 am

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Hey jerdon, that's a nice bass! That's a great idea using the little mini pod like that. Sometimes the simple lighter solution is best. Especially if you need to pack your tube in some place. In those instances I can't take all of my equipment.

Heck I have two mini pods similar to yours and didn't even think of using them! Great idea. This one definitely goes in my bag of tricks.

6 Re: Mounting a Camera on Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:08 am

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BigFish, GT,
I posted up that same fish in another post, it was the best pic I had with this setup..
I'm thinking I need a camera with a wider angle lenses to fit more in the pics.
Any suggestions would be appreciated boys.


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7 Re: Mounting a Camera on Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:02 pm

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If you're looking for a good price on a waterproof cam I would say look at this one. It comes with a lot. More importantly it comes with a remote. The pics I took in the tournament report were taken with this cam.


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8 Re: Mounting a Camera on Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:09 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:If you're looking for a good price on a waterproof cam I would say look at this one. It comes with a lot. More importantly it comes with a remote. The pics I took in the tournament report were taken with this cam.


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Now that could get me taking more pics.

9 Re: Mounting a Camera on Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:19 am

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Thanks BigFish!
If your happy with it I'm sure I'd be.
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10 Re: Mounting a Camera on Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:51 am

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It obviously doesn't have a lot of the features that more expensive action cams do. But I think it's a nice cam. It is easy to use and mount. The remote gives you lots of angle options.

11 Re: Mounting a Camera on Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:41 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:If you're looking for a good price on a waterproof cam I would say look at this one. It comes with a lot. More importantly it comes with a remote. The pics I took in the tournament report were taken with this cam.


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BigFish,
I don't recall properly thanking you for that link.
Thanks a bunch buddy, I bought that camera and really like it.


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12 Re: Mounting a Camera on Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:38 am

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There are some really amazing cameras out there today. Anyone looking to equip a action HD camera should seriously consider some of the knockoffs.

The Astak continues to impress me. I have quite an arsenal of cameras, including some Gopros. The Astak still remains in the lineup! At $40 it's quite a deal.

I'm glad you enjoy the camera, I know I still do!
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13 Re: Mounting a Camera on Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:16 am

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Ok once i have some cash i will get one as well i need to get an action camera they are just to dam expensive


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14 Re: Mounting a Camera on Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:03 pm

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Gentlemen I appreciate all the info on the camera on the mount I've been having problems with the camera since I started Floating. The FTFF is the best thing I ever joined matter of fact it's the only thing I've ever joined thanks

15 Re: Mounting a Camera on Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:20 pm

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Litefoot, a couple of years ago I started attempting some camera work while Float Tubing. HA! Videography has always been a hobby of mine. But I discovered that camera work while fishing in a Float Tube is quite a challenge.

Capturing footage from a Float Tube requires a set of camera skills very particular to the sport. I have been developing mounts and angle perspective methodology for quit awhile now. If you have any questions I'll be happy to help as best I can.

Yeah, I'm pretty impressed with the FTFF as well. I have joined other sites in the past. The behavior on every other site I tried is sad and pathetic.

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