Inverted tripod clamp?

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Montanawildlives Senior Member • Posts: 1,144
Inverted tripod clamp?

I'm looking for a clamp that has the receptacle for a tripod mount on the bottom and a clamp on the top . I've seen the opposite, with the screw end to be inserted into a camera on the top and the clamp on the bottom.

I want this so I can use a small table to tripod to position a clamped item (spoon full of soup) anywhere I want on the table .

It's like the plamp (in terms of intended use) but instead of a table clamp on the bottom it will have the screw hole on the bottom so I can attach it to my table top tripod.

I don't want the plamp because I don't want to be restricted to the edge of the table and I'm looking to hold heavier items than a flower.

Does such a thing exist?

Thanks!

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Re: Inverted tripod clamp?

It sounds like you want something like a Manfrotto Magic Arm to attach a clamp to.

or maybe the clamp discussed here? https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63230807

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Seedeich Senior Member • Posts: 2,922
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The Manfrotto Nano Clamp has tripod threads at the bottom.

You might need a piece of rubber, leather or foam to hold small items.

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Seedeich wrote:

The Manfrotto Nano Clamp has tripod threads at the bottom.

You might need a piece of rubber, leather or foam to hold small items.

Thanks Ellis and Seedeich! Seedeich, did you take that picture especially for me? That looks like the ticket.  Thanks!

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Yes, I made the picture especially for you

These Nano Clamps get a lot of use in conjunction with a small ballhead.

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Handy little buggers, aren’t they? πŸ‘πŸ»

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Seedeich Senior Member • Posts: 2,922
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Ellis Vener wrote:

Handy little buggers, aren’t they? πŸ‘πŸ»

Yup, I have a couple of them.

Superclamps can do the same, but they are a lot bigger and heavier.

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Ellis Vener wrote:

Handy little buggers, aren’t they? πŸ‘πŸ»

Yup, I have a couple of them.

Superclamps can do the same, but they are a lot bigger and heavier.

Usually I think of Super Clamps  / Mafer Clamps and Cardellini/ Mathellini clamps as being the base  you attach to something to support something else and Nano clamps being used on the other end of the support  for holding small things like that spoon.

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Ellis Vener wrote:

Seedeich wrote:

Ellis Vener wrote:

Handy little buggers, aren’t they? πŸ‘πŸ»

Yup, I have a couple of them.

Superclamps can do the same, but they are a lot bigger and heavier.

Usually I think of Super Clamps / Mafer Clamps and Cardellini/ Mathellini clamps as being the base you attach to something to support something else and Nano clamps being used on the other end of the support for holding small things like that spoon.

It depends on what I want to support. Super Clamps can obviously support a lot more weight and they are compatible with 5/8” spigots.

But I use both clamps as base and front.

To slip a Nano Clamp with ballhead and flash adapter into a bag is very easy. I wouldn’t do that with a Super Clamp unless I need it.

Working with product development I’m used to reverse and lateral thinking. I’m also used to make pictures to communicate visually.

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