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Dual Arm Macro Flash Bracket?

 
Temma
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Aug 14, 2017 17:43 |  #16

I got the hot shoe bracket today and it was a washout. It didn't have a hole to bolt it to the tripod socket and it wasn't long enough anyway.

I just ordered the Goliton bracket and a couple of Vellos. That should work.




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Aug 15, 2017 17:46 |  #17

I got the parts today, and while it's slightly awkward, it's MUCH less awkward than the crappy generic bracket I've been using.

I think in the end, this is going to work out pretty well.




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Aug 30, 2017 09:53 |  #18

Temma wrote in post #18428660 (external link)
I got the parts today, and while it's slightly awkward, it's MUCH less awkward than the crappy generic bracket I've been using.

I think in the end, this is going to work out pretty well.

Any pics of it assembled?


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Sep 02, 2017 14:10 |  #19

MikeDee wrote in post #18440712 (external link)
Any pics of it assembled?

No, but I can probably get some up shortly.




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Sep 02, 2017 14:14 |  #20

Temma wrote in post #18425997 (external link)
You wouldn't have to fabricate the entire thing, just the two adjustable arms that attach to the base. I don't need the tilting feature.

There are plenty of suitable bases for sale on Amazon. Only the arms would need to be fabricated. The problem is that without a milling machine or router, you'd have to drill a series of holes in them and connect them with a saw and grinder. I'm not sure that the Dremel "router" rig is up to aluminum. You'd probably end up putting too much sideways force on the mechanism and kill it. It'd be far safer to drill a series of holes, connect them with a jigsaw, then clean up the slot with a hand held Dremel.

I just saw a YouTube video by a Turkish dentist who took one of these (the second image), flipped it over, and added a camera mount from one of the circular/semi-circular macro brackets. This seems like a good solution, since obviously mounting this thing on the hot shoe is problematic at best. Flipping it over and removing the hot shoe adapter allows it to be attached to the tripod socket on the camera. I may pursue that course, as it's pretty cheap, and potentially very easy.
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I don't think I'd be comfortable hanging 2 flash units plus rail off the hotshoe.




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Sep 02, 2017 14:44 |  #21

eddieb1 wrote in post #18442986 (external link)
I don't think I'd be comfortable hanging 2 flash units plus rail off the hotshoe.

That's why I didn't.

I was hoping to modify it so that it mounted UNDER the camera, but there was no 1/4"-20 hole there. Rather than drill and tap one, I instead bought a symmetrical bottom mount bracket and a couple of Vello brackets, one for each side. That worked out quite well. I might post pictures tonight.




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Sep 02, 2017 18:01 |  #22

It was very simple to make. I should have gone this way to start with.

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Sep 02, 2017 19:21 as a reply to Temma's post |  #23

I built my own using these ball mounts, they work great, come in different sizes, and they stay put once you tighten them down.

http://www.rammount.co​m/ (external link)




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Sep 06, 2017 06:29 |  #24

Pigpen101 wrote in post #18443154 (external link)
I built my own using these ball mounts, they work great, come in different sizes, and they stay put once you tighten them down.

http://www.rammount.co​m/ (external link)

RAM Mounts are great :)


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