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    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.

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    No i haven't herd of this but it sounds interesting
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    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 11:51am.

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    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.

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    I'd say the DIY one was based on the Wimberley Plamp http://www.adorama.com/WIPP100.html?...FWZU4godNUIA2w

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    That's the one!

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    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.
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