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    Stable floor mount for 4x5 or 5x7

    There have been times I would have liked to take photos at or near floor level, and the tripod doesn't go low enough.

    What are some options for putting the camera on the floor, but keeping it from moving when making adjustments and operating the camera?
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    Re: Stable floor mount for 4x5 or 5x7

    You can invert the centre post on many modern tripods, then get your tripod as low as it will go.

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    Re: Stable floor mount for 4x5 or 5x7

    Second post needing movie gear.

    Make or buy one of these.

    http://www.filmtools.com/cameradept/...rt/hihats.html

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    Re: Stable floor mount for 4x5 or 5x7

    It would be easy to make a low base with a 3/16" bolt. Put tripod head on base.
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    Re: Stable floor mount for 4x5 or 5x7

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter De Smidt View Post
    It would be easy to make a low base with a 3/16" bolt. Put tripod head on base.
    Yes, and should I go to the shop today, I can post a picture of one I made. (Typo Peter? 3/8"?)

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    Re: Stable floor mount for 4x5 or 5x7

    1) Mount a ball head on a piece of plywood.

    2) Shoot straight down into a 45 deg front surface mirror. SEE the Spiratone Circomirrotach.http://www.thecuckoofarm.com/cuckoo/.../spircirco.php
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    Re: Stable floor mount for 4x5 or 5x7

    Go get a used disc brake rotor-cut a circle of plywood over the area of the lug bolts-bolt it down. Now drill a hole in the center and mount a tripod head.

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    Re: Stable floor mount for 4x5 or 5x7

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    Yes, and should I go to the shop today, I can post a picture of one I made. (Typo Peter? 3/8"?)
    Typo or brain difficulty.
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    Re: Stable floor mount for 4x5 or 5x7

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    Re: Stable floor mount for 4x5 or 5x7

    I like the disc brake rotor idea.

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