tripod mount?

paulr

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Has anyone figured out a good way to tripod-mount a Sundrop or Mule PD? This is one feature that I miss from the original McLux. These lights are great for close-up photography of small objects, so it would be really nice to have a convenient way to mount them and move them around. Any ideas?
 

jch79

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Hi Paul,

Don has done just that for his SunDrop:

The SunDrop is a clickie so no piston. It took me a couple minutes to come up with a solution last night. My LocLine arm on a clamp has a 1/4"x20 stud at the other end of the LocLine. I took a think rectangle of aluminum, punched a hole and taped it for the 1/4"x20 and screwed it onto the flex arm. I then just clamped the light via the belt clip on the aluminum plate. I showed in some thread a while ago how one can pass a 1/4"x20 through the long wedge shape hole in the clip itself and use this to receive a 1/4"x20 mounting stud.

SunDrop-Toad-CameraSetUp.jpg


:) john
 

paulr

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Thanks, the aluminum plate scheme is clever. I may try something like it.
 

McGizmo

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Hi paulr,

The solution depicted there isn't elegant by any stretch but it was fast and quite effective. There are any number of mounts and clips designed to accommodate ~ 1" diameter that can be adapted to in turn be mounted on a tripod. Realistically, I don't think you need the rigidity that a tripod can give you for a light and in some cases, you may have more versatility if the light arm doesn't require a horizontal surface upon which to rest.
 
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