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Old January 11th, 2016, 05:34 AM   #16
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Re: FZ1000 Tripod Plate Modification

Rigs for use of multiple accessories, work well hand held, as well as on tripods.
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Old January 12th, 2016, 09:45 PM   #17
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Re: FZ1000 Tripod Plate Modification

OR... you can just buy one

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Old January 13th, 2016, 01:08 AM   #18
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Re: FZ1000 Tripod Plate Modification

It's much more satisfying making one that really suits your exact needs!

Mine is made from 1" square tube aluminium and each of the two upright sections have bicycle foam grips on them so it's also a "fig rig" type of frame too. On each of the uprights I have two cold shoe mounts so I can mount a mic on the left and a light on the right when needed ...You get really stable footage when you hold both grips and they are close enough to the camera body so my finger can reach the shutter button too!
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Old January 13th, 2016, 02:45 AM   #19
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You had me all excited there Mario. A good find, but you risk damaging the 1/4" thread in the camera. It needs to be supported around the battery door area, otherwise any pressure from the left side of the camera will create too much leverage over that fitting.
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Old February 13th, 2016, 12:11 PM   #20
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Re: FZ1000 Tripod Plate Modification

Chris, I really like the look of your rig. Would you mind posting more pictures?

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Old February 13th, 2016, 07:32 PM   #21
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Re: FZ1000 Tripod Plate Modification

Hi JT

No problem ..I'll do some shortly It's actually made with 3 pieces of aluminium 1" square aluminium tube and some clever little things called "connect-it's" I'm sure the UK would have something similar

Connect-it 2 Way Corner Joiner | Bunnings Warehouse .... I've used these to also make various rigs and even my stackable trolley ..just using aluminium tube and these connectors!! I post a few detailed photos of the offset plate under the camera (so you can get the battery door open) and the cold shoe mountings ... I dug up a few cold shoes from various old fittings and just mounted them on each upright post ... the grips are normal bicycle foam handlebar grips and I squeezed dishwasher liquid into them with lots of water so they could be pushed onto the square tube without splitting!!

You can take amazingly stable footage with this as you hold the camera with both hands!
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Old February 15th, 2016, 02:01 AM   #22
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Re: FZ1000 Tripod Plate Modification

Sorry about the delay Here are some detailed images of the rig (as simple as it is) with the camera removed. The aluminium plate at the bottom is cut away to allow the battery door to open. The bottom rail is 230mm across and each post is 170mm high ..the spacing allow you to keep a grip on the handles and still reach the shutter button.
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