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#1 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 06:32 PM

Hi there

 

I need to mount a tripod head on a bit of scaffolding. The intention is to use this on that dolly of which I've occasionally posted images, which has an upper frame made out of 2" alloy tube. The current approach is to put a tripod on the floor, which is rickety and unstable and severely limits minimum lens height. With a scaffold adaptor to mount the tripod head, things would be sturdier, and custom arrangements become possible.

 

The tripod head most likely to be used has a 75mm ball, but I'd rather design for 100mm on the basis that adaptors exist and future-proofing is good.

 

If it's just a ball receiver of the type used to make a hi-hat, that's fine, as I can fabricate a simple intermediate plate with conventional scaffold clamps.

 

Obviously, there are many ways to do this. As this is largely giveaway gear on which I will never make money, it's important that the solution is cheap. I'm after something that will work on the occasional job, not something that will go out week in week out on a rental basis.

 

Essentially, I suspect, I'm asking for sources for a very cheap 100mm mount of almost any sort that I could adapt to what I want to achieve. Any ideas?

 

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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 07:41 AM

Something like this, I guess.

 

http://www.b-hague.c...MPS/LADDER3.jpg

 

Only heavier-duty, and less unbalanced.


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#3 Jaron Berman

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 02:01 AM

https://www.bhphotov..._relocator.html

 

or make a hi-hat base with holes spaced for the clamps where you need them.  I made a base for one of my hi-hats to fit Atlas Truss bolt spacing so for "ladder" work I can use truss instead.  Super useful to be able to use cheeseboros on a hit-hat base, so it may be more useful to have that style than the "custom" style in terms of getting out of tricky situations later (including "turns out we do need a hood mount" situations")


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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 05:28 AM

Righto - so I get something like that and bolt it to something suitable. Check.


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