Mounting a DSLR to car

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4x6
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Posted Thu May 30, 2013 4:04AM
Does anyone have experience with mounting a DSLR to a car and putting it on continuous shooting mode? I will be doing some Internet search tonight on google, but figured I'd post here and ask as well. Currently I'm in Australia, driving in the country road between Sydney and Melbourne. The countryside is amazing breath taking. I don't want to pull over and stop every 5 mins, which is what will happen if I stop every time I saw something I liked. Today it took me 6 hours to cover what is essentially a 2 hour drive. I did a lot of stopping. I tried mounting my GoPro Hero 3 to my side windows and putting on continuos shooting. The photos turned out to be either lackluster or some what okay. One problem was that often my car was just moving too fast for the GoPro to freeze the scene. So I thought it would be better to use my DSLR and change the ISO to something very high and put all the other settings to the auto. The hopefully I can freeze whatever without worrying about the speed of my car. Right now I'm thinking about wedging my lens with the side windows, and having a tripod support the camera body.

(Edited on 2013-05-30 04:04:41 by 4x6)
Feverstockphoto
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Posted Thu May 30, 2013 10:28AM
Edited: No idea on mounting but can use remote trigger or timelapse to take images. Motion blur is fine so long as the image is of use stock wise. I have this battery grip that also came with a remote trigger, it's very well made http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Meike-LCD-Battery-Grip-for-Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-II-Camera-BG-E6-/130869271305?ssPageName=ADME%3AL%3AOC%3AGB%3A3160&nma=true&si=%252BA1ozE3sBOo91Xo0TZSRrOYOFWI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Can also drive slower smile.

(Edited on 2013-05-30 10:39:37 by Feverstockphoto)
cmannphoto
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Posted Thu May 30, 2013 10:37AM
4x6
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Posted Thu May 30, 2013 4:22PM
Thanks for the thoughts/ideas/links!!
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Posted Fri May 31, 2013 3:41AM
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This what I ended up doing. Mounting my camera to my tripod in my car. Earlier I had the lens out side the car window but it was rainging off/on all day, so it was just easier to keep the whole camera inside. I weight the tripod down with 2 bottles of 2 liter coke. I then used a cable remote control to take photos. 

The results were a bit of hit and miss. There were a small number of images that I was quite happy with. I was not shooting these images to submit as stock, so sharpness didn't matter as much. In the next few weeks I'll be doing a drive from either Boston to Chicago, or Chicago to SLC, or both. So already I'm thinking of of bring both my DSLRs with me have one on wide angle and the other on telephoto and use pocket wizard to fire them. What would be even better is to buy a cheap third DSLR and have a third camera taking photos. 

What dawned on me today was that I would like to get a remote LCD screen on my car dash board to show me images as they are taken, this would be safer than me turning my head to glace at the LCD screen on the back of the camera. 
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