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    Default Bean bags, sand bags

    Any suggestion on el cheapo bean bags and sand bags that one can use as camera support on irregular but elevated surfaces? I went to one camera shop (that also sell accessories) and asked them and they stare back blank "got such things one meh?"

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    Default Re: Bean bags, sand bags

    thats how camera accessories manufacturers make so much money

    go to your sock drawer, use an old sock and fill it up with beads, beans, rice , husks, barley etc etc and sew it up

    or use a big bag of M&M chocolates .... can eat it later when hungry
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    Default Re: Bean bags, sand bags

    pour styrofoam beads into a zip lock bag lor.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    have seen some use a computer wrist rest
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    So if you need something for more rugged conditions (Safari, mountain trekking), the only option is make your own?

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    not the only option........ but the cheapest and most convenient options ....

    Toys r Us sells bean bags if you really must pay money for one
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    not the only option........ but the cheapest and most convenient options ....

    Toys r Us sells bean bags if you really must pay money for one
    Yes, BHPhoto has one that's zippered, and it's almost 50 USD....

    Ah, didn't know Toys r Us has them. thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2evans View Post
    Yes, BHPhoto has one that's zippered, and it's almost 50 USD....

    Ah, didn't know Toys r Us has them. thanks!
    50usd! wah... i suggest TS buy a 1KG pack of rice and use it
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    My mother can make one for you.
    Since its artisan crafted with loving care and hand made. It will cost $500 each. We can also accommodate your labeling needs. We can put LV, Canon, Nikon, Gucci, Polo, etc on the exterior to your preferences



    Lol, bean bag, just go get a small pillow case; cut out the pocket from an old jeans leaving a flap, etc to make one. Fill it with beans/rice or leave it empty and fill on location.

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    fill it with silica gels?
    then use it as drying agent in your carrier later?

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    Default Re: Bean bags, sand bags

    there is another thread asking the same thing.. or it was saying you can DIY...

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...light=bean+bag
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