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    Default Home made low angle lens support

    I saw a similar thing in a US mag.It works very well but means lying down and suffering from a sore neck after a while.Just a block of aluminium,a few 1/4 inch bolts to attach it to the tripod mount and wheels from the hardware.Axle is a length of threaded bolt attached to the plate with U bolts.Nuts are screwed on to the threaded bolt to attach the wheels.
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    Geoff!!!! Looks very useful, put me down for one if you start mass producing them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Randall View Post
    Geoff!!!! Looks very useful, put me down for one if you start mass producing them
    The prototype is built to Russian standards and a bit of overkill really but I used what I had in the shed.

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    excellent !

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    Great concept. When I saw your rig, I was thinking about the Russian machine gun. Not sure I would want to drag my lens through mud.

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    Interesting contraption and concept Geoff, not sure if I would use it though Thanks for sharing the idea.

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    Nice to see another Nikon MF user......how would you stop camera shake/movement with it?? Would you need to put on a locking device onto the wheels (a handbrake...??) to keep it still for shots?
    John

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    OH is that a Nikon???? I thought it was a CANON (pun intended)
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    Quote Originally Posted by John64 View Post
    Nice to see another Nikon MF user......how would you stop camera shake/movement with it?? Would you need to put on a locking device onto the wheels (a handbrake...??) to keep it still for shots?
    John
    No.Just hang on to it.It is really quite stable as your elbows are on the ground to support the camera.

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    Simple is good. I've seen the magic shots you get with it
    Richard Jackson
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    your comments and suggestions are welcomed

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