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Old Sep 26, 2004, 3:11 PM   #1
Kyocera Kid
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My DIY flash bracket for the M410R was inspired in part by the "Rollbar" company products, other DIY webpages and a very cheap, simple commercialL shaped Flash bracket from my junkbox.

The "grip" was scavenged from thejunkbox bracket and is largely for cosmetic effect. The adjustable Cable Release arm can be swung back to allow manual use of the shutter button, without removing the camera off the Flash Bracket. No control is obscured by the bracket, but a more sophisticated design would be needed to allow access to the battery door (not easy, but not impossible, considering where Kyocera decided to put the tripod socket!) and the Memory Card door.

The TLA30 flash is mounted to show scale .... I would need to get hold of a slave adapter to make use of this gun with this set-up.

The Flash "hot-shoe", Manfrotto Quick Release plate and Cable release arm are all attached via captive 1/4 - 20 standard tripod knurled thumbwheels.

The Manfrotto QR is useful to have easy access to the memory card, and to preserve the life of the 1/4 thread on the camera base

I will get round to "Black Anodising" it one day! I may also investigate substituting the CR with a solenoid(etc) to allow electronic control.

I'm happy if I inspire someone else to have a go.

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