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Jul 15, 2005 02:26 as a reply to  @ post 656518 |  #16

Thx guys. And sorry, it's not my intent to make and sell it, more of out of self enjoyment and sharing the idea.

As Curtis mention, it's pretty easy to find the parts and make it yourself. I think the hardest part is that not everyone has a set of tap and die at home. My original plan for the cold shoe part was to take the old one off the old bracket and screw it on the steel bar, but I couldn't get those 3 tinny screws off, so ended up cutting the whole end off. Otherwise it would look more nice and compact.

I am still working on the finish of the bracket, may even try to paint it. As soon I am done, I will show all the small parts involved.

And yes, the tripod is a Slik 300.


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Apr 17, 2006 16:58 |  #17

Finally. A realistic homemade bracket. I have been searching high & low for a simple bracket. Do you think I could find one??!? -- NO!!
I'm glad that you put your parts list down so that now I can search for the misc. hot shoe items that I need.
I knew this site would come in handy!!




  
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Apr 17, 2006 20:01 |  #18

The next prototype should be able to hook up the cables on the side of the camera.
For instance the remote controll. Make it longer on one side and everything is good.



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Feb 25, 2007 12:01 as a reply to  @ Grimnar's post |  #19

what did you use to bend the steel? It looks pretty beefy.




  
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Apr 18, 2007 11:36 as a reply to  @ JDubya's post |  #20

he didnt bend it, he took apart an old one.......




  
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Apr 18, 2007 11:47 as a reply to  @ Hollywood703's post |  #21

You can get aluminum bar stock at your local hardware store that should work fine. Easy to bend in a bench vise and lightweight. Should be just the thing.


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Apr 29, 2007 19:34 |  #22

Try local welding shop, unbelievable the odd pieces they have lying around and they'll usually bend if for you for nothing! Just a thought.


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Jan 25, 2008 02:23 |  #23

I had a great bracket which my wife has stored somewhere and I can no longer find. It accomodated the camera with flash on camera and had an approx 0.78m umbrella on it. The slot also allowed for mounting the flash independently of the camera for an offset. It was great for it's portability and helped me take many portraits with my 35mm back then. Wish I could find it now! I've searched pawn shops and ebay and couldn't find another one.




  
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Jan 25, 2008 10:22 |  #24

Id be interested in buying one if you made one for the 5D! Dont need the hot shoe part, just the threaded holes lined up center to the lens.


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Sep 11, 2008 06:31 |  #25

Bravo man, I'd buy one


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Sep 11, 2008 22:21 |  #26

wow, im glad i found this link. i've wanted an l bracket for awhile, but $160 for a RRS bracket is way out of my budget.


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Sep 11, 2008 23:14 |  #27

Yea I ended up just going the RRS route. There really isnt any better way...


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Oct 12, 2008 13:31 |  #28

Some black paint and it would look like a professional big $$$ solution. Well done.




  
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Oct 12, 2008 14:16 |  #29

This is very nice. Wish something this simple was easy to find prefabbed. But, when you do it yourself and it works like a charm, all the better it feels. Good job!




  
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Oct 12, 2008 15:12 as a reply to  @ Lookin4filters's post |  #30

It will probably do the job with some very lightweight gear, but I wouldn't use it with a larger lens. With an engineered L-bracket by RRS or Kirk you're able to keep the load centered over the apex of the tripod, whether in portrait or landscape orientation, without having to utilize the drop slot. In the second image, the camera/lens/flash combo is really slung way off to the side of the tripod head, which will create instability. There's also no way to attach the remote cable. Not knocking the OP's efforts, but a few more mods and he'll have a workable, alternate solution.


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