Velbon table top experiment
For a long period of time I tried to find some kind of table attachment which could bring my camera to every part of table. And it had to be rather cheap one. I am often fotografing small objects placed on the table (archaeological finds, coins etc.). So I needed some kind of crane. I think that I found ultimate cheap solution for my needs. It is combination of Velbon Clamp HC-25/28 and Velbon unit V4 which I couldn't find as separate unit in Belgrade, so I bought VS-443D tripod which comes with V4. IT is a very good alumunium tripod which gives you great close up possibilities.
So after I purchased tripod and clamp, dissasembled tripod and mounted V4 unit on clamp, this is what I got.
I haven't tried it with more heavier DSLR, but when I do so, I will write my impressions. Right now it looks very firm and sturdy with 1 kg camera/lens combination. Only complain is about lack of possibility to move V4 horizontally around its axis.