DIY TIPS

No Money? Need Gear? Think outside the BOX!

Whats up guys!

So this blog is for the people who need camera gear but do not have the funds to obtain what they need.  Those in that situation you have one of 2 options. One save up money and buy the gear/accessory later down the line OR you can improvise and DIY it.

Recently I just got the Zheyun Crane for my camera so that I can get steady gimbal shots for video.  Only problem is that when I'm waiting to get shots I'm holding onto a 6-8lbs of camera equipment for however long.  This would be a problem especially on a hike or something.  

But the nice thing about the Zhiyun Crane is that it has a a 1/4" screw thread on the bottom of the handle to attach to a tripod or monopod.  This makes it perfect to attach gear to it.  There are D-Link camera screws out there but I don't feel safe using those.  There is a possibility of it breaking thus breaking the entire unit.  Next best thing is HomeDepot or Lowe's.  I got a 1/4" eye screw for $1.55 which is way less than a single D-Link camera screw.  Normally about $5.00 on average at your local camera shop or online.  It has less points of contact for possible breaking and its stainless steel.  Just add a carabiner and you can hold it from your backpack.   

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I just asked the employee to have the eye socket screw cut down to size since it was too long and BAM easy cheap camera attachment.

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Just thinking outside the box and understanding what your needs are and trying to DIY it for as little money as possible and getting the best outcome for your needs will work for you a hundred folds.  

You don't need fancy equipment or accessories to get better use of your gear.  Know the limitations of the gear and be creative of what your mind can come up with.  You are a creative and make use of the noggin on those shoulders.

You can also more than likely use this to do a rolling shot from 2 points with the crane attached via paracord from one spot to another.

That is more than likely another blog post.

ANYWAYS hope this inspires you to do a little more thinking outside the box and see you guys in the next blog!

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