DIY DSLR Rig with ThorLabs RA90

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Thanks for Mako for sending in images of his DSLR rig using Thorlabs RA90 - 90 degree clamps with locks. These $10 dollar ninety-degree clamps are a great way to start building your different rigs or support structures, but if you take a peek around ThorLabs 'post accessories' you might get some other cool ideas. The accessories they sell work to attach 1/2" rods, and also sell a swiveling clamp that can lock in different positions. Some very cool stuff over at the website. I personally may not have ideas for a DSLR shoulder mount with these RA90 clamps, but four clamps and some 1/2" lightweight pipes at Home Depot would make for a very simple DSLR cage. Since 1/2" rods are the standard for Bike Handlebar grips, it sounds like an easy build with some really cool professional results. Something I just might look into. Here's the link to get you started in Thorlabs products: http://www.thorlabs.com/thorProduct.cfm?partNumber=RA90

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Above: Thorlabs RA90 1/2" post clamp

[Thanks Mako]





4 thoughts on “DIY DSLR Rig with ThorLabs RA90

  1. Vu Le

    these parts are ROHS exempt - they contain a small amount of lead in the alloy. Just food for thought.

  2. Express35.com

    Hey Emm,

    Actually, the standard size for handle bar grips for BMX style grips(which is what you want) is 7/8" inches.

    Chris - Express35.com

  3. DeathFromAbove

    Have you ordered a catalog from Thor?

    Holy God, it's ridiculous. 1508 pages and weighing in at over 10 lbs.

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