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Custom tripod legs attachment for Nauticam housing

tripod nauticam na-a7

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#1 Atobit


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 09:54 PM

I made a mockup of a tripod legs attachment for my Nauticam NA-A7 housing. I was looking for something simple and compact. For now I printed the parts, will send them for machining shortly.






I use an updated handle L plate as support for the front legs. I found cheap Inon style strobe ball mount.




For the back leg, I use the tripod mound a attachment and one of the feature use during the body machining as anti-return point. To simply the part, a bushing is press-fitted on the plate.





While the X404 legs seems to be the best, for a try I found cheap legs too.



I more than welcome feedback and idea for improvement.

#2 bubffm


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Posted 26 September 2015 - 07:48 AM

Looks great, I am actually looking for something similar for my compact camera system (RX100m4) and having spent a bit of time researching I don't find anything convincing to buy "out-of-the-box" so I might just try and adapt this idea for use with the Nauticam Flexitray if you don't mind. 


Just need to trace someone nearby doing the tooling at reasonable cost....

Edited by bubffm, 26 September 2015 - 11:44 AM.

#3 jmauricio


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Posted 09 October 2015 - 06:29 AM

very cool. good work

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 12:06 AM

This looks great, Atobit! Are you willing to share the design files from which you printed the parts?

#5 Atobit


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 03:47 AM

Here a zip file that content the 3D step files and a PDF.
Feel free for question.


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Edited by Atobit, 18 October 2015 - 03:47 AM.

#6 rycks2


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 05:40 AM

Hello Lionfish,

could you please provide an other download link please ? this one (http://atobit.com/?wpdmdl=1809) seems to be broken ...


Thanks a lot


#7 Paul Kay

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 08:42 AM

You might also try www.thorlabs.com who produce opto-mechanical parts which can be used to build stuff - using 1/4" x 20tpi which fits tripod threads, or M6 - some of their parts could be used if you like mechano! I use them for all sorts of things - they manufacture in stainless steel and anodised aluminium.


As an example: https://www.thorlabs...ectgroup_id=223


Not cheap but probably cheaper than getting stuff machined unless you diy.

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