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Old Oct 3, 2011, 11:56 AM   #1
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Default On the cheap Monopod flash support

After noticing I believe John G's set up of his flash mounted below the camera on the monopod, I came up with this......the mount is GoPro's roll bar mount for their cameras sold at Bestbuy.
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Old Oct 3, 2011, 1:49 PM   #2
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Cool, I like that! How did you attach the verticle screw to the off camera hot shoe? Steven
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Old Oct 3, 2011, 2:04 PM   #3
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I passed a 1/4-20 tap through the existing hole in the bracket and ran the brass 1/4-20 bolt into the threads. Next I'll either knurl the head of the existing bolt or turn a new one out of brass with a larger knurled head.
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Cool, I had forgotten that the hot shoes were tapped for the tripod bolts. Yeah a knurled brass screw would be great, be really simple to do if I had a lathe. Thanks for the design! Steven
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Quick question, did it come with foam or rubber for the big clamp to hold it in place, or did you add some stick on grip stuff?
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Old Oct 3, 2011, 5:17 PM   #6
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I tried to imitate John G's as close as I could, but I think I like your "on the cheap" version better than my rig (Manfrotto 175F-1)
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Old Oct 3, 2011, 6:38 PM   #7
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Yes, theres rubber on the inside of the clevis. These are made of heavy plastic, and should be treated as such. The only weak area in this is the clevis itself, because it will see the most wear and tear.

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Old Oct 4, 2011, 6:26 AM   #8
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very nice setup!
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Nice
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