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Old 10-02-2011, 20:17   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I would like to work out the height of a larger camera base to the lens. something like the Canon MK IV for instance. On a hard surface, what is the height between the surface and the lens.

Does Nikon have a similar larger body. If so, what is the height between a D90 for instance and the lens.

I am trying to work out figures for a project.
help is much appreciated.
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Trying to work out what measurement you are talking about. If you mean the vertical distance from the camera base/hard surface and the lens focus or zoom rings - this will vary with different lenses, and will probably also be different at various points along the lens as they are not parallel.
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HI Graham

you're right, I'm trying to create some sort of rest or item to steady the camera and lens when you put it down to take landscapes, I don't want to make it too big and fat so that it tilts the cmarea instead of supporting it. Average the vertical height along too, so doesn't have to be too precise.
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HI Graham

you're right, I'm trying to create some sort of rest or item to steady the camera and lens when you put it down to take landscapes,

What you want is a tripod!

An alternative would be a monopod. They fit into the tripod screw and are designed to steady the camera. Not as good as a tripod for landscapes though.

A bean bag can be used if you have a solid object to put it on like a wall or fence post etc.
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I use a small tripod or a bean bag. It's surprising how often the bag gets used - it doesn't topple in the wind.
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I use a small tripod or a bean bag. It's surprising how often the bag gets used - it doesn't topple in the wind.
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The bean bean-bag idea is good. If you want something really light, a thick wool scarf is easy to carry and keeps you warm when not in use! Get one with a close weave, to avoid furring up your lens. So long as you can fold it over to make a pad around 5cm thick, it'll work on stone walls, fences or tree stumps quite well.
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Hi Mims. I'm starting to use a tripod regularly and using a quick release bracket and plate saves a lot of fiddling when setting up.
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