what does this box do?

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  1. Delighted macrumors 6502

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    yesterday my company was doing a photoshoot for this new ad campaign they are launching and i noticed that the photographer was carrying around a small black box straped onto his shoulders while he was taking pictures. What exactly is this box for?
     
  2. matbook101 macrumors 6502

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    Should have asked said person or at least taken a picture of it.
     
  3. Delighted thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i really wish i did. it troubles me to not know right now but i was so busy.
     
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  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Gps unit??
     
  6. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Really? I could only find one, for children, to keep their shoulders back. The beeping would be annoying for an adult. ;)

    I was thinking an early version of steady-cam, with a heavy weight to create inertia. :p

    Or, if the camera has BlueTooth, an automatic back-up drive.
     

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  7. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    Could be a backup battery pack. Some of the flashes really suck the battery down. Or another possibility is memory of some kind.
     
  8. /user/me macrumors 6502

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    Could be for checking white balance? it could be battery packs, or it could be a handheld flash. :)
     
  9. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    So the FAA will know what happened if he crashes.
     
  10. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Nice try, but it's not actually black in colour. :D
     

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  11. mscriv macrumors 601

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    Did it look kind of like this?

    [​IMG]

    It was likely a battery pack if it had any kind of cabling coming out of it.
     
  12. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    One would have thought he would have mentioned any wires, right?

    ;)
     
  13. simsaladimbamba

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    Can you provide dimensions? Was it really a simple box shape, or did some parts protrude?
     
  14. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Did it have a Thundercats sticker on the front, and a white plastic handle?

    Ok back o.t., was it a portable soft box? Also favor the theory about external power pack for flashes.
     
  15. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    I was thinking along the same line, except that it makes little sense to have a battery pack strapped to your shoulder. I usually strap them around the waist.

    I'm now thinking that the little black box has nothing to do with photography. It might just be an MP3 player. The shoulder is a logical place for an MP3 player, if you can believe those Nike commercials.
     
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  17. mscriv macrumors 601

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    When I shoot with my Quantum battery pack I use a shoulder strap. I just don't want the thing popping off of my belt depending on the shooting stance I take; crouching, sitting, or leaning.
     

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