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  • Any recommendations on Autopoles/Polecats?

    Was going to rent as usual, but as I tend to use them regularly, I'm looking at buying a few. Anyone have any recommendations?


    Most of the autopoles I've seen tend to be for backdrops so I would be disinclined to buy them as they wouldn't be designed for the weight capacity I might use in the future. I tend to use them more for lanterns, softlights, dedo/kickers and maybe a fluro. I haven't used them to rig bigger lights partly for health and safety reasons, but mainly you rarely want hardlights that high, and if I were to scissor boom lights I'd use trusses.

    Found this one but it's a little cheap, that or my mind has been twisted for so long over inflated and overpriced film gear. Its also kind of worrying because it is Manfrotto.

    http://www.manfrotto.co.uk/autopole-2-21-37m

    Have contacted them asking for info on weight capacity and extensions.

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    I've always worked with those and haven't had problems (except for the marks they leave on walls). To give you an idea, I once joined 2 of them and, trying to bend the limits on health and safety rules, was able to attach 2 ARRI 800W heads and the poles were still sturdy. There was a pole extension, but it wasn't enough for the length of the wall... What I recommend you to get is 2 of these, 2 smaller ones and an extension pole; you'll have a good kit to start with, don't underestimate the small poles, as they can give you great solutions for hallways or tight spots. Unfortunately, I can't find the link for the pole extension...

    EDIT: also, prefer them in black.

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