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Finder-Guider on Arca tripod head


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Found it a nightmare trying to find an adaptor to fix a finder shoe to an Arca style tripod head. I'm not sure how common a problem it is, but it seems that people commonly use finder-guiders on a Star Adventurer - usually sat on a ball head on the other end of the L-bracket dovetail (https://www.cloudynights.com/uploads/monthly_05_2017/post-198673-0-46279600-1495771640.jpg). Some of the more expensive finders (Orion etc) come with an adaptor plate which sits between an Arca plate and a finder shoe.

I went with a cheap Chinese 50mm finder (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263867662245), and I doubt it's going to arrive with an adaptor, so I looked for somewhere to buy one. I couldn't find one anywhere, much less for a reasonable price, so I made my own.

The ballhead I'm using actually uses "mini Arca" style plates, but I made a full size Arca style plate too.

Feel free to download the 3D files here - 

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3125622

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3125401

 

 

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