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Thread: Stable floor mount for 4x5 or 5x7

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    Re: Stable floor mount for 4x5 or 5x7

    what about adapting something like the bottom of this mic stand?

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    Re: Stable floor mount for 4x5 or 5x7

    Quote Originally Posted by David Aimone View Post
    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?
    Duct Tape.

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    Re: Stable floor mount for 4x5 or 5x7

    okay-

    Here are 2 shots of my mostly complete floor podClick image for larger version. 

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    I figure I have about $5 invest in it-mainly in paint, carpet for the bottom so it doesn't tear up floors etc.

    I used socket bolts to hold the wooden disc to the brake rotor because that's what I had on hand.

    the head is from a Gitzo tripod I bought some years back

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    Re: Stable floor mount for 4x5 or 5x7

    Okay, it's a gloomy morning and I was looking at photo sites on the net. I went to www.rangefinderforum.com and started looking at the Gallery section. There's a picture there of a Rollei with a magnifying finder mounted on a Tiltall head bolted to a round steel plate, inside a lexan case like you'd find in a museum.

    I'm 90% sure this is a picture of the camera Irving Penn used in "Worlds In A Small Room"

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    Re: Stable floor mount for 4x5 or 5x7

    AH-HA....! The guy who posted the picture said in another post that it was taken at an Irving Penn exhibit in NYC.

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    Re: Stable floor mount for 4x5 or 5x7

    but no one linked the image to here?
    how is your floor pod working MrFujicaman?
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    Re: Stable floor mount for 4x5 or 5x7

    Haven't used it much, but it works well.

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    Re: Stable floor mount for 4x5 or 5x7

    Go to www.rangefinderforum.com and look under Nikon Historical Socity

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    Re: Stable floor mount for 4x5 or 5x7

    Many times I have used my 4x5 for ground level wild flowers and mushrooms. Reversing the tripod center post so that the camera is under the 3 legs does not work for a few reasons. It's near impossible to fit in a film holder with the legs and the ground so close to the edge of the back. Your nicely composed photo is not possible without a way to put the film holder in. Then the lens has to point between two legs, which places the third leg obstructing the ground glass. Try to get your face and a loupe in there, and manage a dark cloth. The best solution is to mount the camera on top of a low profile support. The aforementioned disk brake rotor sounds good. There are very short tripods available as well. I (mostly) solved my problem with a short center column for my Gitzo Studex. My Toyo 45AR with the rotating back helped a bit but there were still situations where it wasn't enough to work out.
    Last edited by David Lobato; 15-Jul-2017 at 11:44. Reason: added rotating back

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