DIY Ground pod and Gimbal. Finished, with pictures. :D

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DIY Ground pod and Gimbal. Finished, with pictures. :D
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I finished my design (as far as I want to at this stage anyway). Final design includes:

A 3D printable skimmer/ground pod with included storage spots for lens caps, teleconverters, snacks, etc.

A 3D printed gimbal, able to hold an E-M1 + 100-400 (and probably larger cameras).

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2926478

^^^ You can download the files and make it yourself here.

A few notes.

Yep. I need a longer Arca plate. Apparently the 100-400 tripod foot is designed assuming a much lighter camera than the E-M1 II.

I still need to design an Arca -Arca adaptor, or similar so that this can be used for macro work. It would benefit having the camera moved forward and up, when using a short lens and the camera tripod mount.

On my prototype the pivot is a touch low. It's been raised on the final design.

 Martin.au's gear list:Martin.au's gear list
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus E-M1 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Panasonic Lumix G Fisheye 8mm F3.5 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ +7 more
Olympus E-M1
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