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    I take a lot of photos out the window of my truck. Many of the birds that I see will fly away as soon as I exit my truck, so it is my mobile bird and wildlife blind. To allow me easy access to my camera(s) I made a couple of these.


    Cup Holder Tripod Mount
    by Harvey Richards, on Flickr


    Weapons of the Day
    by Harvey Richards, on Flickr


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    That's pretty rad. So you just leave them on while shooting then? Obviously you have access to a CNC, can you make me something filter related?
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    That's really sweet. What's the threaded hole in the side for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobsen1 View Post
    That's pretty rad. So you just leave them on while shooting then? Obviously you have access to a CNC, can you make me something filter related?
    Thanks. I back off the tripod mount screw and slide them out. I was going to use PD Capture Clips because of their quick release, but one of my lenses has a built in Arca plate on the tripod foot, so a Capture Clip wouldn't work.

    The mounts were all made on a lathe, and a little work on a knee mill. I have a Haas CNC at work, but it is dedicated to production with a pallet changer, so I don't make anything fun on it.

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    Dude, you need to patent and sell these.

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    Those are ultra cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frigidlight View Post
    That's really sweet. What's the threaded hole in the side for?
    I have a long set screw in there to keep the 3/8-16 stud from rotating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomps6s View Post
    Dude, you need to patent and sell these.
    Thanks, but I have no desire to deal with the patent nightmare. Not to mention the different non-standard cup holders. Plus with long lenses, there really aren't very many vehicles where this works well.

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    Thanks Bobby, I do have fun using them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey Melvin Richards View Post
    Thanks, but I have no desire to deal with the patent nightmare. Not to mention the different non-standard cup holders. Plus with long lenses, there really aren't very many vehicles where this works well.
    every pickup in the world and go with the standard soda can size? Most cars/vehicles come with that size and or an adapter for that size... It's more the specific use that might not make them a huge seller but with photo accessories who knows!
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