A couple of things about this gizmo, to me it looks like it is constructed
with 2 concentric rings each with a tripod mount, one attaches the device to
the camera body, the other attaches the device to the tripod head so there
is no contact with the lens mount.
To me it just looks cumbersome to use. Also I would think that the tripod
mount at the camera end would need to be adjustable or custom made for each
type of body due to: distance from camera base to optical axis and offset of
body tripod socket from the optical axis.
I like the Mamiya RB-67 solution, RB=RotatingBack!
While on the issue of landscape vs portrait orientation, what is it about
people shooting portrait videos with their smartphones?
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> Subject: Re: [OM] New cool gizmo, but limited application--flutterby flash
> At 6/19/2022 11:21 AM, Mike wrote:
> >Once in a while like to use flash bracket when chasing flutterbys, but
> lately as too heavy or inconvenient. If using Lepp II bracket and want to
> change to portrait, typically have to turn the cam using an L-bracket with
> mini clamp screwed in the bracket---unless the lens has a tripod mount.
> below gizmo would solve the issue. The gizmo would likely cramp the
> gripping space in the A7R series so not sure would want it in lieu of L
> in other situations. After the poor experience with kickstarter with the
> Arsenal gizmo, I'll wait till it's out. Never try anything when they
> putting the thing in the freezer for 20 min to make firmware upgrades go
> >I am sure Dr. No Tripod will get one asap.
> fortunately, you would not have to change the firmware.
> The first problem I see is that my fingers, with many lenses, are already
> on an A7 camera grip and I don't have large fingers. Just watching the
> you can see that the guy is not putting his finger fully on the grip.
> The only way I can see holding the camera would be to use it in
> with a good hand strap. I splurged one day and got the SpiderPro Hand
> A really nice strap and works for me better than the Peak Design hand
> With this strap it might be bearable???
> In addition, since the lenses can be removed, the mounting on an A7 must
> attach to very little real estate - the 4mm ring around the lens mount-
> I am not understanding how it mounts to the camera. Perhaps it only works
> with specific camera bodies? But I do see an A7 in one photo. I can see
> camera tumbling down the cliff into the water the guy is shooting from
> because the camera slipped out of the ring while changing a lens.
> With a larger lens, one would have to remove the lens to mount this thing
> the camera.
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