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APS-C sensor cameras including the 80D, 70D, 7D Mk. II, 7D, EOS M and Rebel models for HD video recording.


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Old September 29th, 2013, 08:45 PM   #1
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Something lightweight I came up with for low angle shooting. Good for DSLRs like 60D & 70D with flip-out LCDs. It doesn't fall off even when the securing thumbscrew is loose (unllike those already available in the market). You got to unscrew 3-4 turns to release the handle. No fear of tilting your camera downwards!
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Old September 30th, 2013, 07:24 AM   #2
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looks very nice. i do not have a flip out lcd on the eos m cam. how about a mirror box periscope that attaches with velcro or rubber bands? having an upside down image is better than nothing for framing.

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Old September 30th, 2013, 08:28 AM   #3
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So, is yours still just held by friction? I'm guessing that you can just put more pressure on it because of the knob location. This is one I made the other day for my 70D.

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Old September 30th, 2013, 08:47 AM   #4
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Alex, I use a Genus mirror box on my 5D. The handle does come in useful for me. I do not need to strain my right wrist at an awkward angle.

Bob, my design is not just held by friction like yours. Your design is similar to that offered by Shape and Cineik, which allows the camera to slip off when the thumb nut comes even a little loose. In my design, I overcame this problem. I have a cap that sits and covers the entire flash-mount. It is locked down by the thumb screw when you attach the entire assembly to the camera. You'll need the thumb screw to come loose by 3-4 full turns before the cap clears the flash-mount to allow the camera to slip off.

Hence with my handle, you'll be able to detect the loose fit before the camera has the chance to fall off.
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Old February 9th, 2014, 07:45 PM   #5
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I have been thinking about building this same sort of thing.

one thing bothers me, I am worried about the flash mount ripping of my camera one day.

any thoughts on that issue?
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