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    Graphic View missing tripod mount. A very simple McGuyver technique

    So I bought Mr. Miller's Graphic View last week before reading the entire ad, I bought it and missed the "Missing tripod mount". I figure, how hard can it be to find it right? Well, VERY HARD.
    I've been on a Keto Diet and man, I'm telling ya, I think I'm like 3 or 4X more higher IQ!!!! Well, I was low to begin with. I must be over 100 now!!

    Anyway, I thought and thought and thought and then I remember back in my in studio assisting days "what would my 19yr old self would do?". I know!!! I used a Bogen SuperClamp for darn everything. I love that thing. Well, turns out, it works PERFECTLY ON A GRAPHIC triangular rail.

    Here's some pics, I can't find my smaller tripod/head right now but just wanted to show you guys.











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    Re: Graphic View missing tripod mount. A very simple McGuyver technique

    I remember seeing somewhere once that an Arca-style quick release clamp works, also.

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    Re: Graphic View missing tripod mount. A very simple McGuyver technique

    Quote Originally Posted by mdarnton View Post
    I remember seeing somewhere once that an Arca-style quick release clamp works, also.
    I saw some Arca clamp clones on eBay recently for about US $15.

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    Re: Graphic View missing tripod mount. A very simple McGuyver technique

    Very nice!

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    Re: Graphic View missing tripod mount. A very simple McGuyver technique

    Nice! I think that works better than the original rail clamp/pan-tilt head (the real weak spot in the design; the rest of the camera is great). FWIW, I had a machinist make me an aluminum an steel clamp for my Graphic View II that simply mounted on a regular tripod head; it probably cost more than the Bogen clamp you're using. Have fun with your new camera! I still have mine and use it for almost all of my indoor work.

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    Re: Graphic View missing tripod mount. A very simple McGuyver technique

    Quote Originally Posted by Doremus Scudder View Post
    Nice! I think that works better than the original rail clamp/pan-tilt head (the real weak spot in the design; the rest of the camera is great). FWIW, I had a machinist make me an aluminum an steel clamp for my Graphic View II that simply mounted on a regular tripod head; it probably cost more than the Bogen clamp you're using. Have fun with your new camera! I still have mine and use it for almost all of my indoor work.

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    Indoor work, that's exactly what I want to use it for. I have a bunch of silly projects "in my head" and I don't want to take out the folding wood camera each time.

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    Re: Graphic View missing tripod mount. A very simple McGuyver technique

    Quote Originally Posted by mdarnton View Post
    I remember seeing somewhere once that an Arca-style quick release clamp works, also.
    Ohhh, I had no idea! This didn't even come up with my expert Googling search terms.

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    Re: Graphic View missing tripod mount. A very simple McGuyver technique

    I do remember some hitch, that it worked with some, not with others. I have a ball head w/QR that I never tried on my GVII rail--maybe I will give it a go to see if it really works.

    ...... here's what I could find:
    https://web.archive.org/web/20090416...raphicview.htm
    It appears to be a Manfrotto adapter, in particular. Nevertheless, I will check my arca-style QR to see if it works.

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    Re: Graphic View missing tripod mount. A very simple McGuyver technique

    Quote Originally Posted by mdarnton View Post
    I do remember some hitch, that it worked with some, not with others. I have a ball head w/QR that I never tried on my GVII rail--maybe I will give it a go to see if it really works.

    ...... here's what I could find:
    https://web.archive.org/web/20090416...raphicview.htm
    It appears to be a Manfrotto adapter, in particular. Nevertheless, I will check my arca-style QR to see if it works.
    That's interesting. I have one right now that I'm looking at. It's actually a 488 ball head with a top that looks just like that

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    Re: Graphic View missing tripod mount. A very simple McGuyver technique

    Quote Originally Posted by mdarnton View Post
    I do remember some hitch, that it worked with some, not with others. I have a ball head w/QR that I never tried on my GVII rail--maybe I will give it a go to see if it really works.

    ...... here's what I could find:
    https://web.archive.org/web/20090416...raphicview.htm
    It appears to be a Manfrotto adapter, in particular. Nevertheless, I will check my arca-style QR to see if it works.

    Well....would you look at that! That ABSOLUTELY WORKS.






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