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    Need tip on DIY pinhole tripod mount

    I'm designing my first 135 pinhole camera and I want it to have a tripod mount, but english is not my first language and I don't know how to look for that particular piece (I'm thinking about the metal chrome-colored ones). Any tips? If anyone has a better option in terms of both usability and/or price I would like to hear it too

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    Your English is better than many British students I've taught, you've used the best possible description

    Have a look at this thread.

    I need to buy something similar myself to finish a camera restoration.

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    I use style "c" in the photo, 1/4" length (shortest made) so I dont have a hole completely into my cameras. I also counter-bore a shallow area for the flange so it sits flush with the camera body. I dont use screws to attach through the flange holes, I epoxy them in place, allowing the epoxy to squeeze through the holes, then sand flat after curing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    Your English is better than many British students I've taught, you've used the best possible description

    Have a look at this thread.

    I need to buy something similar myself to finish a camera restoration.

    Ian
    Thank you Ian, that's exactly what I was looking for! I didn't think about these T-nuts, I thought people were using some kind of specialized adapter. That not being the case, this is going to be really cheapo

    Style A seems to be what I was looking for: drill a hole (the camera's enclosure will be made of mdf/plywood, I haven't decided yet), hammer the T-nut down to create the corresponding fissures, half-fill them with epoxy and finally insert the nut. What do you think?

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    I think I'd go for "C" like Rick suggests but then I'm not using MDF and have a greater weight involved with my camera. "A" is probably fine for your use.

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    My cameras are mahogany, and very light of weight. I use a pair of them, one for horizontal and one for vertical.
    Last edited by Rick A; 03-11-2011 at 06:16 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: added info
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    Quote Originally Posted by elmariachi View Post
    T I didn't think about these T-nuts, I thought people were using some kind of specialized adapter.
    Ummm, I have some of the specialized photographic tripod mount nuts available.

    They're $39.95 each. ; )
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    My 4x5 pinhole camera is made of strawboard (similar to MDF, but made of compressed Canadian straw). I use a 1/4-20 T-nut with a counterbore for the flange inside the box. I also discovered that a US penny slips perfectly into the required 3/4 inch counterbore on top of the T-nut flange to stop light leaking through the T-nut thread hole. Cheap, effective, removable if needed.

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    Very clever Lee.
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    Another method : http://www.f295.org/Pinholeforum/for...?m-1207073636/

    But I used the C revision of the link Ian posted with my wooden 4x5 and smaller cameras. For the larger 8x10 I make them like the F295 link i posted but use a 3/8inch mount which screws directly into tripod without the head. Just a bit more solid



 

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