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Tripod mounting on wheelchair suggestions?

Discussion in 'Photography & Camera Basics Forum' started by Ephraimh, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Ephraimh

    Ephraimh New Member

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    I have a cheap camera, Canon PowerShot A550, a dead Gorillapod, a power chair with padded arm rests, and no strength in my fingers. I use it so seldom that it's not worth upgrading the camera; the gorillapod, maybe.

    The Gorillapod is old and worn out. The legs snap off; I put them back in; they fall off, rinse, lather, repeat. Said MaGilla has a level on it which I desperately need and the only GPs at Fred Meyer had no levels. I'm looking elsewhere, but , in the meantime, would love some ideas. Maybe there's another inexpensive tripod or set up that might work.?

    Mounting the camera, when I'm not moving, on the arm of my chair in such a way that it stays level has proven to be an insurmountable task. Once I get it mounted and after riding in the chair for a little bit it comes loose a little and I have to reseat it.

    Any ideas? Thanks muchly.
     
  2. SeanNeedham

    SeanNeedham Ol' Sparky Honorary Life Member

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    A long time back, I used to work in a neuro-rehab unit and one of the lads was in to photography and had the same problem; in the end we built something (as back then there wasn't such like as the internet) which had a clamp on it that fastened on the chassis uprights and attached to an adjustable arm with a ball head on the top.

    Now-a-days, similar can be had off Amazon for about £15.... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Neewer®-Ad..._rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=KX6M9KEE8ZAMRDFAGRTF
     
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  3. Snips

    Snips Always on

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    I am thinking monopod with clamps - possibly similar to Sean's suggestion
     
  4. MikeB

    MikeB Always on Premium Member

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    Sean's suggestion looks perfect. Try that, it seems far better than the gorillapon on the armrest.
     

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