07-10-2011, 04:43 AM #1
Mods for my 60D: handstraps, flat plates, quick release. what?
So, I wanted to be able to quickly remove my neck strap whilst keeping the hand strap on the camera. Seemed simple enough. But, the attachment of my hand strap (JCC - Janco Camera Company - Amazon.com: Camera Hand Strap For the Canon EOS 450D, 400D, 40D, 30D,20D, 10D, D60, D30, 300D, 350D, 1DS MARK III Digital SLR Cameras: Electronics ) was bulky, not very flat, and unusable for my mods.
I chose a tripod with a very low profile and flat mounting plate. My tripod is the carbon fibre Sunpak 623px ( Amazon.com: Sunpak 623PX 66-inch Pro Carbon Fiber Tripod - with 3-Way Pan Head & Quick-Release Plate plus Carry Case - for Digital SLR Cameras & Video Camcorders: Camera & Photo ).
To accomplish my goal, I had to cut, file and drill a brass house key to fit the mounting plate. Fairly easy to do. I am really happy with the resulting mods.
Not many will want to do this mod. But, someone might. May it'll inspire you to do your own mods. That'd be great.
Canon 60D, G12, Leica V-LUX 20, Canon 10-22mm EF-S, 18-135mm EF-S IS, 100mm EF Macro, 15-85mm EF-S IS, 50mm EF f1.4, 70-200mm EF f2.8L IS II, Satechi WR-C100, Gitzo, Sunpak, Manfrotto, Sunbounce, Colormunki,
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