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« on: January 30, 2008 05:22:18 PM »

...10" tall, light weight, and flexible...


I've needed a tripod for quite sometime now. Been with my camera for about 2+ years. Love it to death but there was one setting I could never use because of my unsteady hands and it was the one with no flash. In the past I have tried several methods from trying to balance it on a table, surrounding it with items to keep it propped up, and even holding my breath since the smallest movement would trigger disaster.

...Awful...

The previous night I googled tripods for my camera model but found that they were somewhat pricey... and just for kicks, I googled diy tripods. I didn't find too many but came upon a tutorial which stole my heart. Not much was required for it just: wire, electrical tape, and a bolt. For the wire, I just went to my closet and located a wire hanger; Snipped it into three sections, 10" each. The tape was lying around as was the 1/4" bolt.     

...Pink felt feet...

One feature that I added was to put felt beneath the wire feet so it wouldn't scratch our wood table or any delicate surface. I cut 3 - 1" x 1/2" strips of felt for each foot, placed the felt over the feet, and wrapped them around with electrical tape. My main reason for leaving the felt last was because if it ever got dirty, I could rip it off without ruining the tape surrounding the wire. It would be a pain to re-tape the whole piece as you have to disassemble it...

I'm so pleased now. I can achieve the soft look I have always wanted. If yall don't have a tripod, I really recommend making it yourself. Here's the link:


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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2008 05:35:37 PM »

that's brilliant!
i have a small(like, 3.5in) tripod that i found outside a walmart Roll Eyes
*what the heck am i gonna do with a 3.5in tripod? i mean really..*

this would be SO much more useful!!
thanks for sharing. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2008 06:01:31 PM »

Your welcome! I'm sure that you could make it with longer wire or adjust it to the size you would like Wink
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