Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Panasonic Lumix GH2 L bracket

Quick Release L bracket for Panasonic GH2 . It is 2 part design - base plate , and side plate. If you don't need L bracket you can remove side and use it as standard arca type camera plate. When L bracket is attached you do not have access ports on left side. LCD can be used without limitation and access to battery compartment is not obstructed.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

USPS 2013 Postage Rate Increase Information

Here we go again. Price will go up on January 27 2013. It will upset international costumers much more than US clients. Priority Mail Int'l Flat Rate Envelopes will increase from $16.95 to $23.95. This is the way most packages I send internationally Detail info can be found here https://stamps.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1685 I wish that increase in price also will increase in quality of service but it is propably not going to hapend. Lost package will be lost again. Estimate delivery time 2-3 days will be again 7-10 days. Tracking info will not be updated as it should. Trying to get any refund for lost package or for other services not performed as advertised became full time job.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Universal L bracket with multiple captive style slot

Fallowing request  from camera user where mounting  hole is off center and my standard universal slot is not the best choice i did create additional base for L bracket. ( base 4)
Dimensionless are identical to L base 3  but instead of one slot running left -right this base has 6 captive style slots running from front to back.  Captive style slots are spaced every 3/8 inch  (9.5 mm)
Base plate has been also equip with two safety stops.  It may not be first choice for users who need to access ports on left side  but may of us don't use them at all.

 If you don't need L bracket you can remove side and use it as standard arca type camera plate

4.875 inch long  L bracket assemble

3.065 height

1.5 inch wide

Weight 4.1 oz (116 g

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Micrometer adjusting micro rail with 50mm travel

New addition to my macro rail. Linear motion micrometer screw focusing or micro rail with 50 mm travel.

The bottom rail include Arca Swiss compatible dovetail that works with Arca Swiss type clamp while the slider is equipped with quick release clamp. Clamp can be oriented in 4 positional using center screw and dowel pins. Camera to subject distance can be adjusted in fine increments using Mitutoyo Micrometer Head with 0-50mm range and 0.01mm graduation. Micrometer head can be oriented in any direction ( default orientation is with scale facing up ) Rail will work in 90 degree orientation ( perpendicular to ground) with load up to 4kg and up to 5lb in horizontal orientation ( parallel to ground) .

Design is identical to my popular macro rail with 25mm travel.
Total length when micrometer is set at 50mm mark is 14 inches  (355mm)  Weight 2.2lb  (963g)