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Old Dec 20, 2008, 11:46 AM   #11
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WOW!!
just received this and the photo on eekbay did not come close to what i received.. this is perfect.. any one with a buch hawk would be very happy with it. it's all chromed brass and machined aluminum .. handles are plywood and finished with lacquer .. the handles will probably go for a new set done in one of the exodics i have.. now to make a different trigger.

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Old Dec 20, 2008, 7:44 PM   #12
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ok, got it together and i'm happy. one thing i'll do tomorrow is remove the yolk and move the brace forward.. i'm going to let the hood rest on the slider. i'll probably need to alter the hood so it will keep the lens in one place.. this is set up as a 420/4 using the 1.4xTC..

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Old Dec 20, 2008, 9:58 PM   #13
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Great job Roy, looks like a winner to me.

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Old Dec 20, 2008, 10:16 PM   #14
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Looks great Roy!

Is it auto-focus only or is there some what to focus using the handles?
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Old Dec 21, 2008, 11:18 AM   #15
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this?? manual focus.. the release works with AF but all i have is MF lenses except for the kit and fa50/1.4..
i've put the QR head from my from my gimbleon it. that gives me about 3-4'' travel front to back for balance and security..
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How does the manual focus work? Do you have to focus before assuming the 'shooter' stance?



Maybe I need to describe how I got remote manual focus to work on my 'photo sniper'?
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Old Dec 21, 2008, 4:59 PM   #17
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How does the manual focus work? Do you have to focus before assuming the 'shooter' stance?



Maybe I need to describe how I got remote manual focus to work on my 'photo sniper'?
MF, yes, i really don't have the $ for a cheap 300mm

remote manual focus ???? how john??


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Old Dec 21, 2008, 5:03 PM   #18
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TOM, thanks for the idea for the remote release.. total cost is now up to $23usd
i'm surprised it didn't occur to me..

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Old Dec 21, 2008, 7:36 PM   #19
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Roy, the front handle on my foto sniper can be rotated which changes the focus of the lens, so you can hold it exactly as you would to shoot and still be able to change the focus.

I did it with steel fishing trace and curtain wire.
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Old Dec 21, 2008, 8:29 PM   #20
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john?? how about some pix of the setup. it sounds interesting.. i mainly bought this for the hardware.. any suggestions are welcome..

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