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Camera mount ala David's design and some mods
« on: April 13, 2011, 11:07:32 PM »
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I finally got to the Pumpkin Box today and picked up some stuff that David K. Smith used in his home designed handy dandy camera mount shown below .

 
I added an extra 5" L that can pivot on one axis , the camera pivots on another axis . That extra L can be raised to the upper hole , and the camera can be moved to the outer hole . I used a sink rubber washer between the L's as a movable friction hold controlled by the wing nut . I also added a T bracket underneath for a 3 point steady rest . With this and it's adjustments I can take a picture in every axis . Should be ideal for those super macro shots looking down at speck sized object . Thank you David for sharing that mount .
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Camera mount ala David's design and some mods
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2011, 09:31:22 AM »
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Nicely done Richie.  I like David's mount as well, and am about to make a copy for my DSLR so I can get some better photos of the layout.

Of course, with a rig like this, your exceptional photos of your exceptional locos will be that much better.
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Re: Camera mount ala David's design and some mods
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2011, 09:38:38 AM »
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Well done! I like the mods quite a bit. The extra L is just what I'd considered adding for horizontal camera mounting. You can just pop it off for vertical orientation.
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Re: Camera mount ala David's design and some mods
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2011, 09:47:09 AM »
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One more thing to consider. What about swapping out the felt bottomed pads with thinner bolts? This will give you more leeway when placing the rig on a layout.

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Re: Camera mount ala David's design and some mods
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011, 10:42:38 AM »
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Thanks guys , I have since cut down some bolts and changed out some nuts , as well as the camera mount knob . As far as feet Ed , you could grind a point to a threaded rod and have each foot vertically adjustable . Davids foot brackets give more options as to where the feet land than mine . Being I am layout challenged my desire was different .


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Re: Camera mount ala David's design and some mods
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2011, 10:48:27 AM »
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I think that the feet are fine - the width of the angle brackets is likely to be a more controlling factor for layout access then the size of the foot pads.
Philip H.
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