Rod support at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Alternative Imaging Methods

Alternative Imaging Methods
DV Info Net is the birthplace of all 35mm adapters.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 17th, 2006, 09:33 AM   #1
New Boot
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 6
Rod support

Has anybody an idea of building a rod support system the DIY way?

Would appreciate any help. I´m from Germany and cannot buy the expensive cavision rods.

Thanks
Matthias Miethe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2006, 10:32 AM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Atlantis
Posts: 58
Here is my first attempt to build a rod system. Very easy nothing special.
The rods are 16mm diameter / 500mm long.

http://www.jetsetmodels.info/pics/selfmade4.jpg
http://www.jetsetmodels.info/pics/selfmade5.jpg
http://www.jetsetmodels.info/pics/selfmade6.jpg

Habe die Halterungen aus MDF-Platten gefräst.
Ich komme aus der Münchner Umgebung woher kommst Du?

best regards
Daniel
Daniel Schaumberger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2006, 11:14 AM   #3
New Boot
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 6
Ich studiere zur zeit in Regensburg, komme aber ursprünglich aus Potsdam bei Berlin.

Wusste gar nicht, dass sich hier auch Deutsche rumtreiben. Habe hier auch noch keinen mit 35mm Adaptern gesehen.

Hast Du einen?

Hast Du eine email?

Bis später
Matthias Miethe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2006, 11:15 AM   #4
New Boot
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 6
Respekt für das Rod system.

Oh forgot this is an english forum.

Looks really nice. How much did you paid for making this?

I´m really interested in getting a cheap version for rod support.

Thanks
Matthias Miethe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2006, 11:34 AM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Posts: 181
Hey, you forgot the biggest "Nervensäge" of all ;-)

Greetings from Darmstadt near Frankfurt.

Pretty clever little piece of rod system engineering for a DIY piece. Are you trying to honour the "made in Germany" quality seal?
Thomas Richter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2006, 11:48 AM   #6
New Boot
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 6
Hey thomas.

nur zur Info ich habe einen letus35adapter.

Habt ihr eine Idee für ein billiges support system, entweder selber bauen oder koofen.

Was habt ihr denn für adapter?

Greetings
Matthias Miethe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2006, 12:16 PM   #7
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Atlantis
Posts: 58
Hi Matthias, klick on my name in the board and you can send me an email.

I have a little CNC-Machine at home from (http:www.step-four.at)
All things are made with it.

Daniel
Daniel Schaumberger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2006, 12:19 PM   #8
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Posts: 181
Letus 35a. Vielleicht bald den SG Pro Rev2.

Bin gerade durch das Thema selberbauen durch, siehe den Canon EES thread.

Oh, sorry, English.

OK, here is a very basic do it yourself idea: I've started building a rod system this way, it worked pretty well, but if I get the SG Pro, I don't need one as it comes with the adapter.

Get Patex Power Knete (no clue how this is called in UK / US, but it is a two component plastic material that is made for glueing or modeling)

Go to a DIY shop like "Praktiker" or "Bauhaus" (German version of B&Q)
Get aluminium rods. They sell them with 12mm or 15mm diametre.
Get small nuts and bolts.

Take a plane surface (eg glass) that can get dirty and put some grease or similar stuff (eg "nivea" lotion) on it. Put also some nivea or similar on the aluminium rods.

Form the "power knete" (1 pack, 64grams) to one big flat blob (like when you bake cookies). Work on it some more to become a flat rectagular surface of roughly 4 times 8 centimetres, 0.5 cm high.

Put it on the surface.

Put the rods on top, with a distance of 4 to 5 cms. Align them.

Flip the edges of the "power knete" to go around the rods and go into the material on the other side.

Now, while the stuff is still soft, put the little nuts and bolds in, so they touch the rods with the one end but show out of the "power knete" on the other. These are the tightening screws.

Let dry.

Drill a hole to attach the camera with a tripod mount screw.

Build the other parts of the rod support system in the same fashion.

And if above was not so clear (apologies from my side), just imagine you are 5 years old again and you model you rod support sleighs with Play Doh ("Knete"). I'll post a picture of my creation to illustrate, but unfortunately I don't have it here, so it will be next weekend.

Ok, just a very DIY idea, very cheap (Patex Power Knete is around 7,50 EUR per pack, the two rods were 5 Euros ish).
Thomas Richter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2006, 12:21 PM   #9
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Posts: 181
oh no ... I was posting all this stuff and now Daniel has got excellent equipment at home...

In this case, forget about the play-doh option ;-)

Maybe someone else is interested.
Thomas Richter is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Alternative Imaging Methods

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:32 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network