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Wattsy

mounting camera on EQ5?

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How do you mount a dslr onto an EQ5? Is there a way to attach the camera using the screw fitting on the bottom

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I got 2 plates with my eq5 and put a 1/4 inch screw through the smaller plate (with the head sawn off), hey presto, dslr plate.

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I've mounted a DSLR using a short dovetail and 1/4" UNC screw to fix the camera to it, but it can make framing awkward because the mount won't always allow movement in the direction you want to get the camera oriented the way you want. I now have a ball head that is screwed to the dovetail and the camera fits to the ball head. When the clouds lift I shall give it a try.

James

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This is the ball head I have:

http://www.premier-ink.co.uk/photographic/tripods/kood-tripods/kood-bh05-pro-ball-head-315g-8kg-p-433.html

(first example I found from google). It attaches with a 3/8" UNC thread though, as opposed to the 1/4" UNC on the camera (the camera end does have the correct fitting though).

James

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I have used a piece of astroboot dovetail bar. 1/4" screw through to the camera. Then drilled the dovetail for a finder base. A nice RACI finder fitted alongside the DSLR. no kneeling and squinting through the viewfinder. All mountable in seconds. Done for minimal money.

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This is the ball head I have:

http://www.premier-i...-8kg-p-433.html

(first example I found from google). It attaches with a 3/8" UNC thread though, as opposed to the 1/4" UNC on the camera (the camera end does have the correct fitting though).

James

Now that looks like a nice piece of kit. might have to go on my ever growing wishlist...

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