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(This post was last modified: 04-15-2018, 07:15 PM by Mickey ObermanSfZ2h8UM.)
Home Made Gunstock for 35 mm cameras.

By swivelling the mounting bar, the camera may be moved forward or back and left or right.
I made the height to suit me. There are also 3 holes on the bar for further sideways adjustments. The mounting bar is "L" shaped and can be moved up or down.

I used it for a number of years until a policeman advised me that it was no longer advisable to carry anything that resemble a weapon.

The camera is a Canon FTb QL. My first bright SLR after using an Exacta VX IIa for 20 years.

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Mickey
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It's a sad commentary on our world when many innocuous things can no longer be used because of their resemblance to weapons.

sigh
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(This post was last modified: 04-16-2018, 03:41 AM by Mickey ObermanSfZ2h8UM.)
I worry that some hot head might think that my monopod is a spear.

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Woe is me.
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Vintage Shaver
Seattle, WA
(04-15-2018, 07:13 PM)Mickey ObermanSfZ2h8UM Wrote: I used it for a number of years until a policeman advised me that it was no longer advisable to carry anything that resemble a weapon.

Mickey

It looks quite functional. Unfortunately, think the policeman's advice was sound.
John
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I have always found the advice of our police to be sound and wise and caring as well as timely, logical and welcome.

Mickey
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And here I thought all the old 35mm cams were either in a landfill or the Smithsonian. Wink
A common greeting was 'Well, Gillette, how's the razor?' If I had been technically trained, I would have quit.

King C. Gillette
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Merchant
Nashville, TN
I would agree with the policeman as well. I hate it when companies come out with products for kids, such as a mobile phone cover, that makes it look like a gun.

In the US, a toy gun is required to have and red or orange piece at the end of the barrel. I cant recall the specifics, though there are other guns that aren't firearms that kids play with that don't require that. I can recall at least one child being shots and killed by police by the toy that doesn't require that.
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(04-16-2018, 06:29 AM)BPman Wrote: And here I thought all the old 35mm cams were either in a landfill or the Smithsonian.  Wink


Hey! I am 85 and am not yet ready for either...............................Usually.

Mickey
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Why not paint the camera "gunstock" green, orange, white, blue or some other non-gun color? Problem solved. BTW - That camera mount is brilliant!


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