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29th of June 2010 (Tue), 12:12
I'm looking for a stand that would place a camera in down position. Something that would help with macro pictures.
I want to document my coin collection, and would be nice if I was able to just place the coin, take the picture with capture software.
I don't want to spend a fortune on it, I found one once but it was over 300 bucks, I'm looking for $100 max.
29th of June 2010 (Tue), 13:23
Why not just a tripod and a level? That's what I use.
29th of June 2010 (Tue), 13:28
tripod and a level? how? do you have a example?
i'm looking for something like this
to be pointing directly down.
29th of June 2010 (Tue), 13:36
My Manfrotto has dual mounting post, so I just put the head on the bottom. Then all you need is a hot shoe double bubble level (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/419395-REG/Jobu_Design_LVL_PL_2_Axis_Flash_Hot.html).
29th of June 2010 (Tue), 23:12
Something else you might consider is to buy a used enlarger, and remove the chassis from the stand...the mount for the chassis can be used to mount a camera vertically, and is easily adjusted to different height for different magnificatio macro work. Enlargers can be had for a very low price, since digital caused interest to wane.
29th of June 2010 (Tue), 23:16
How about a DYI copy stand. Looks to be no more than a few bucks worth of parts.
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