User Tag List

Thanks useful information Thanks useful information:  1
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: ball and socket arm

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    06 Dec 2009
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    135
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    ball and socket arm

    I browsing a few DYI sites the other day and found a setup where someone had created a ball and socket "flexible arm" that attached to a tripod leg and had an alligator clamp on the other end to hold a reflector/photo subject/etc. Has anyone heard of this and know where I can get one, or find sturdy enough parts to build my own? Sorry I don't have a picture. The arm was made of the same components as the legs on a flexible Joby tripod.

  2. #2
    Ausphotography Regular
    Join Date
    25 Mar 2012
    Location
    Wyong
    Posts
    955
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No i haven't herd of this but it sounds interesting
    Jimmy!!!
    Nikon D3400 18-55mm kit lens AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f4-5.6G ED VR 2 tri-pods

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    06 Jul 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    559
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Is this what you saw?

    http://www.nastyclamps.com/

    You probably just need a super clamp or similar to attach it to your tripod. There are a lot of variations of these on ebay too.

    You could also just buy a Magic Arm (ball and socket type) or similar from Manfrotto buy a clip from the hardware store and attach it via simple DIY means.
    Last edited by mikec; 16-10-2012 at 12:51pm.

  4. #4
    Member
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    06 Dec 2009
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    135
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's the idea! The one I saw in the setup was about a metre long though. Thanks for the post! Now I at least have a name to google.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    27 Mar 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    549
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'd say the DIY one was based on the Wimberley Plamp http://www.adorama.com/WIPP100.html?...FWZU4godNUIA2w

    Cheers
    John

  6. #6
    Member
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    06 Dec 2009
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    135
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's the one!

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    08 Oct 2010
    Location
    Greenwich
    Posts
    1,708
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    About the only place I've seen the Wimberly Plamp is at a shop near Broadway in Sydney, called Broadway Photographics(?) or something like that.
    I bought one for myself a month or so ago, an they are priced around $50 or so.

    Great little gadget for holding onto flowers so they won't wave around in the breeze.
    All my photos are taken with recycled pixels.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom, is knowing not to serve it in a fruit salad.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •