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Custom tripod legs attachment for Nauticam housing

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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.

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

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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.

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

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I more than welcome feedback and idea for improvement.

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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....

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

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Sure!

Here a zip file that content the 3D step files and a PDF.

Feel free for question.

 

http://atobit.com/?wpdmdl=1809

 

 

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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.com/newgrouppage9.cfm?objectgroup_id=223

 

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

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