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Home Made L bracket for 20D

 
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Jul 14, 2005 04:52 |  #1

I use the vertical format 3 times more than horizontal, and really like the idea of mounting the camera vertiacally on top of the tripod. Instead of spending $160 + new tripod head with the L-plate, why not try to made my own:lol: . Here's what I came up with...

Easy on and off, heavy duty steel bar

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Works on any camera, just matter of tapping the right holes
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What do you think? And please feel free to add your inputs to impove.

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Jul 14, 2005 05:06 |  #2

damn.. thats prety smart....

how did you get the hotshoe thing? make it yourself? take it off some trash cam?


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Jul 14, 2005 05:29 as a reply to dandan's post |  #3

How much? :):)
Great idea man

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Jul 14, 2005 05:31 as a reply to dandan's post |  #4

I chopped up this old junk for spare parts.

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Jul 14, 2005 05:36 |  #5

Nice Lotto!

Could you add a link to this thread..
In this thread here;
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=80467

Or Cut and paste your first post into it?
It's our "camera hacks" thread ;)


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Jul 14, 2005 05:45 |  #6

Where you inspired by the A-team? Chop up some old stuff and away you go! :)


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Jul 14, 2005 06:00 as a reply to dewmuw's post |  #7

CDS, I will do that.

Yeah, I enjoy collect old junks and try to make the best out of them:o :D


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Jul 14, 2005 14:56 |  #8

Think you need to make and seel them. very nice. I woul dbe interested.


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Jul 14, 2005 15:27 |  #9

I'm impressed. You're a regular Mac Gyver.




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Jul 14, 2005 15:53 as a reply to Danny Boy's post |  #10

Where there's a will, there's a way. Good idea. You've engineered a nice 90 bracket. I'll bet you could sell plenty also.


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Jul 14, 2005 16:18 |  #11

I'd buy one, man. Let me know if you start a "business" :-)




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Jul 14, 2005 16:21 |  #12

PS: is that a SLIK 300?




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Jul 14, 2005 19:44 |  #13

Smart idea.

How much??


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Jul 14, 2005 21:49 |  #14

I recieved a free broken flash bracket along with some other goodies from an FM member.
The part you salvaged from the generic L bracket made me think about actually making my own.
I did, but it turned out to be too heavy and make the camera unbalanced.
I wish I could find some L bend aluminum. I was using cold rolled steel.




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Jul 14, 2005 21:57 |  #15

Those "cold shoes" are available at most camera shops for maybe $10 US. They have a 1/4-20 female thread to go on a tripod or lightstand. Similar L shaped brackets are available at most hardware stores. Add a few short 1/4-20 screws, and I would recommend a 1/16 x 2" neoprene washer to go between the camera and the bracket (this will prevent it from turning on the bracket without too much torque on the screw). A drill press and a 1/4-20 tap should be all the tools you need.

Nice job, Lotto. Looks good! A little flat black paint and no one will know it was homemade.


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