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A few of my DIY accessories

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by rtex42, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. rtex42

    rtex42 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jun 14, 2013
    Houston, Texas, USA
    Rick
    P1010002-3-2.
    Tripod adapter for 55-210 with DH1758 extender.
    P1010145.
    Gimbal.
    P1010155-2.
    Flash arm for macro.
    Rick
     
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  2. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Excellent. They look really effective.

    You should Rolling Stones them. (Paint it Black)
     
  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I love it! Penny-tech!

    But clearly, you have waaaaaaaay too much time on your hands. :D
     
  4. Larry

    Larry TalkEmount Regular

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    May 23, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    Larry
    It's always interesting to see how people modify their equipment. My wife always teased me about me modifying everything I bought. Here are 4 enhancements :) I've done to my NEX6.

    1372144402013.
    This is a cable release I previously submitted to this forum.

    1372144556868.
    This is a spacer I installed to allow the LCD to move down below the base. Before the quick release would interfere. The spacer also moves the release a little forward. There is a contact point at the bottom of the mounting ring which gives a lot of stability the the whole mount.

    1372144913944.
    I had a lot of trouble operating the A/B switches blindly while looking through the viewer. I added a drop of epoxy to each button. Not only is it easier to find the button with my thumb but the height made it easier to operate the button. Be very careful if you try this. If the epoxy goes outside of the switch to the case then the switch won't function.

    1372145222557.
    With the lens shade on it was difficult the squeeze the inner grip to release the lens cap. My fingers slip off the grips. I took a sharp thin knife blade and cut little peaks along the edge. I believe they call this sipeing (sp?).

    Larry
     
  5. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Nice idea, but isn't is safer to stick a small piece of adhesive tape on the button? I had much less trouble finding the buttons when using the viewfinder after I stuck a GGS protective glass on the LCD: the rim of the cover helps me with orientation.
     
  6. Larry

    Larry TalkEmount Regular

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    May 23, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    Larry
    At the time a piece of tape didn't come to me. Yes, it would have been safer. But I do like the height of the epoxy drop. You did get me thinking about the protective cover to the LCD. I have a sheet . I'll put that on my list to do. Thanks.
    Larry
     
  7. rtex42

    rtex42 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jun 14, 2013
    Houston, Texas, USA
    Rick
    I'm retired so about all I have is time on my hands...lol
    Rick
     
  8. Jaf-Photo

    Jaf-Photo TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 25, 2013
    As a non-retiree, I say this: you lucky, lucky man!

    Also, really nice handiwork, it looks very effective.
     
  9. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I'd say you've got some impressive woodworking skill and a good imagination too. As Jaf-Photo said: really nice handiwork!
     
  10. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Nice work folks, love seeing what can be created.
     
  11. rtex42

    rtex42 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jun 14, 2013
    Houston, Texas, USA
    Rick
    WoodWorks, does you ID mean that you are a woodworker too?
    If so, Have you ever shown any of your work in the O-T section?
    Rick
     
  12. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Well, my avatar name is just a play on my last name (Wood), but I have breathed in my share of sawdust. This is a photo of a plywood sailboat I built four years ago. The hull was from a kit, so all the major pieces were precut, and there's a lot of epoxy and paint to hide the flaws. But as you can see, she does float. ;)

    FirstSail14.
     
  13. rtex42

    rtex42 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jun 14, 2013
    Houston, Texas, USA
    Rick
    Nice, I've never tried a boat. Here is my latest.
    P1010002-6-2. P1010003-6-2.
    Ignore the bad photography (done with P&S).
    Lamp table I made for my wife, Claro walnut and Zebra wood.
    Rick
     
  14. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Wow, nice work.
     
  15. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Woof! That's beautiful. I bet your wife loves it.
     
  16. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    Hi great work and thanks for sharing. Can you give a bit more info on constructing this remote release shutter button you made ?

    Alex
     
  17. rtex42

    rtex42 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jun 14, 2013
    Houston, Texas, USA
    Rick
    Alex,
    Not sure if you were asking me or Larry but here is a link to a post about both of our cable release adapters:
    https://www.talkemount.com/f10/cable-release-my-nex6-3670/#post33388
     
  18. Larry

    Larry TalkEmount Regular

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    May 23, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    Larry
    Here are the pieces to the release. The tricky part is attaching the cable release to my aluminum bracket. As stated, I cut off the end of a cable release extension and press fit it into the bracket. I used a vise with aluminum jaw protectors so as not to damage the threaded piece. Also, because the shutter button on the camera is plastic, I glued a piece of stainless to the top of the button to minimize wear. 1374164977231.
     
  19. rtex42

    rtex42 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jun 14, 2013
    Houston, Texas, USA
    Rick
    Alex, Larry,
    A standard 6-32 straight thread will work with the tapered thread on a cable release.
    That's what I used.
     
  20. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    Hi thanks for the details.
    What is the " standard 6-32 straight thread " and where can I buy one? Would that work with nex-f3?

    Alex