G1 nodal point

Started Jun 6, 2001 | Discussions thread
Chris ™ Veteran Member • Posts: 3,221
Re: G1 nodal point measured

Hi Alain,

I found out the same problem - such a thread is absolutely unusual in Germany, but I found one at my local photo-shop. But it won't fit into wood, so I will have a look at doing something with plastik fluid, which runs dry and gets hard after a few hours.

I will report further details, when my solution is ready.

Greetings from Germany


Alain wrote:
Chris and Ruvy,

My idea too is to adapt a flat piece of wood or plastic on top a
standard tripod. My big concern is to find those special "photo
threads" screws or nuts fitting the tripod and G1 screws ...

I had already posted a message on this and learned it is an old
english standard ... impossible to find this in France in a do it
yourself shop. If anybody knows a place to buy this cheap in UK,
please let me know !

Keep me informed when your head is ready.

Chris wrote:
Hi Ruvy,

my idea is to modify a macro tripod from Cullmann (german
manufacturer) - it's called Cullmann3335. This baby is great, you
can shot from 1cm above the ground up to 2 meters. At the following
link you can see it in the biggest pic on top of the page:

I got it together with a bag and an adjustment platform
Cullmann3077, all together for about 165$ (exactly 330DM). And this
3077 is the key.

Look at this link and you can imagine, what I have in mind:

But my solution is much cheaper - the 3077 costs only 30$

The second platform needs to be modified, to attach it on top of
the other. The tripod mount of the platform need a thread, which
can be easyly done by exchanging the tripod mount by a piece of
wood with the thread in the middle. So I only have to get a thread
(same size as on your cam) and a piece of wood (5x5x1 cm), which
can be attached to the platform with the screws formerly holding
the tripod mount. That's all.

BTW - this solution is only for horizontally shots.

Greetings from Germany


Ruvy wrote:

Alain and Chris

Thanks for the rain that let Alain do our work and Chris, can you
share your head ideas? Based on Alains previous post I have
developed some sketches for a tripod adaptor for the G1 - may be
interesting to compare notes.


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