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Old April 6th, 2006, 01:28 AM   #1
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Low Cost Rods

Anyone have a direct link to these low cost Cavision rods mentioned in the Shootout article http://dvxuser.com/articles/35/ for the Letus35 Flip. What are the cheapest but well-made rods available?
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Old April 6th, 2006, 01:31 AM   #2
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http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=335222&is=REG

Are these the rods recommended in the article? I need to stop answering my own questions. $159... anyone know of any cheaper?
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Old April 6th, 2006, 10:59 AM   #3
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just build your own...

get some 15mm (about 9/16") aluminum dowels at home depot and use a die to thread the ends. Make to end caps with 9/16" holes 60mm (2.36" - 2 23/64") on center apart and throw a nut on each end of the rods, put on the end caps and another nut.

$15 cost, half an hour of work. Then just have to find or make a mounting plate for the camera...all the other standard rod mount stuff should just clamp on. If you can find a camera mount for < $100 you've already saved money...but you can probably make one for < $15. Camera thread is 1/4" - 20, have fun.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 11:35 AM   #4
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Just a tip...if you can, use stainless tubing. Aluminum oxidizes in air and will leave black oxide on your fingers, clothes, camera etc.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 01:33 PM   #5
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hey dennis.. you wouldnt want to sell a set of yours to a fellow canadian would oyu?
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Old April 6th, 2006, 02:23 PM   #6
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Cavision is $75 US for any length you want up to 24"

Not bad.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 03:20 PM   #7
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Cavision is $75 US for any length you want up to 24"

Not bad.
$75. Rods only? Where did you see this price?
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