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Did you invent, hack, modify, repurpose, recycle, up-cycle anything for your camera?


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#1 milandro

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 08:00 PM

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Have you?

 

I’ve done several such things but I am curious to see yours.

 

Until now I have modified front grip of camera L plate with cork, up-cycled and old photographic bag, made usable lenses out of projection lenses, re-used and modified an old pistol grip ( which goes nicely between camera and monopod).

 

I am very curios to learn and get inspired from your work.

 

 


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#2 milandro

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 04:25 PM

The participation to these threads always overwhelms me  :D

 

So, I suppose this is to hint what I am interested about.

 

If you look around the house or at any thrift shop you may find and old Super 8 film camera. Chances are that there is a wrist belt somewhere on the camera or in the case.

 

Well these make outstanding wrist belts and of course, cost nothing! Just unscrew and screw under your camera : “ et voilà!”.

 

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#3 milandro

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:15 AM

the up-purposing that I propose and use looks almost exactly like this . The only difference is that mine is salvaged from an old Super 8 camera and this costs $15.99

 

http://fedka.com/cat...6ceafec205bfd22

 

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Edited by milandro, 16 March 2017 - 09:16 AM.

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#4 ruby.monkey

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:55 PM

I turned an old Leica neck strap (14312) into a couple of quick-release wrist straps:

 

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Wrist Strap by Jean-Yves, on Flickr

 

The main benefit is having a strap which can be mounted or removed in seconds, and which doesn't leave anything attached to the camera when removed. Oddly enough, the only cameras I don't use these on are my Leicas (the strap lugs are brass and aren't guaranteed to support the weight on just one lug).


Edited by ruby.monkey, 16 March 2017 - 03:58 PM.

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#5 milandro

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:58 PM

wow, nice Fujica 801! The 801 was a camera I really liked when I was young! At that time they had a very interesting ( I have it) system to connect these cameras at a strap


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 04:38 PM

I glued together two cheap lens mount caps to allow two lens to be held in my Billingham Hadley Pro to stop the two lenses rattling about and damaging each other!

 

Attached File  lenses.jpg   783.87KB   4 downloads


Edited by Mike G, 16 March 2017 - 05:28 PM.

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#7 milandro

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:29 PM

That’s very nice Mike!

 

Maybe you remember that I’ve show here  ( my other thread “ Seen interesting accessories...”)  a similar solution some time ago that was for sale somewhere and they were doing it by means of 3D printing.

 

Which adhesive did you use? Were these original caps of di you buy some other ones?


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#8 Mike G

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:48 PM

I of course am not claiming this to be an original idea! I stole the notion from somebody else! The caps were I believe JJC cheapos from Amazon, £2 each as opposed to £14 for Fuji originals. The glue used was a JML UV cured glue the name of which escapes me for the moment, but it was dearer £10 than the caps.

PS the glue was called "Lazer Bond" it comes with its own UV led lamp! I reckon I saw this idea long before becoming a Fuji fanboy

Edited by Mike G, 16 March 2017 - 06:58 PM.


#9 milandro

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:54 PM

I wasn’t implying that you had copied this form me or anyone else.

 

We all have inspirations and common solutions to a common problem ( see the thing above of the wrist strap from the Super 8 camera) , lots of people must of thought of that!

 

I too have bought some non original caps but I’ve never glued them because I tend to prefer to not stack up lenses.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:09 PM

Attached File  Fuji Strap Bag.jpg   895.83KB   3 downloads

 

I like to travel really light, with only the camera and no bag.  I found these Tristar filter pouches on eBay that were really cheap, including filters that I didn't even use.  

 

I keep an extra battery, combination lens cloth/white balance background, and filter.  If the filter looks odd, it is a HOT filter that blocks infrared and allows taking visible light images with my modified IR/Viz camera.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 02:51 AM

I glued together two cheap lens mount caps to allow two lens to be held in my Billingham Hadley Pro to stop the two lenses rattling about and damaging each other!

 

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Great idea. I may have to steal it from you.



#12 Mike G

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:02 AM

Woodlander, go ahead, I stole the idea from someone else! I only intend to use the idea to transport my lenses from A-B. Using accessory pockets in the Hadley Pro I can easily keep four lenses under control and not have them clanging around!

Edited by Mike G, 21 March 2017 - 07:14 AM.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:06 AM

I needed a low-profile lens hood for my X100T (so that it'd fit in a Black Rapid SnapR 35 without getting stuck):

 

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hood by Jean-Yves, on Flickr

 

27-49mm step-up adapter stacked with a 49mm filter rim, reverse-mounted on the lens thread. Looks crap, works just fine; and I finally found a use for a UV filter. 


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#14 milandro

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:07 AM

nice solution, you can also reverse mount filters on this construction


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