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Daryl
10-28-2007, 11:08 AM
When I am in those darkly lit places where they serve liquid beverages, I find that I could really use a monopod. This is even when I am shooting f/2.4.

My table pod is next to useless in this situation, and my Bogen mono is too long. What I needed was something about 12 inches that would reach above a beer bottles and over the menu.

I finally found something that would work, but I had modify it by cutting the head off of a 1/4-20 2 inch bolt. Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/cutbolt_6625.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/cutbolt_6625.jpg)

Daryl
10-28-2007, 11:12 AM
Then I needed to mix up some epoxy to plug the hole - -

Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/mixepoxy_7947.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/mixepoxy_7947.jpg)

Daryl
10-28-2007, 11:13 AM
Put a large glop of epoxy in the hole and install the threads.

Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/installthreads_251.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/installthreads_251.jpg)

Daryl
10-28-2007, 11:16 AM
Then worked on getting the threads centered in the epoxy mud and stood it upright to dry.

Here it is.... Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/installed_1615.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/installed_1615.jpg)

Daryl
10-28-2007, 11:17 AM
And here am I having had a few.
See how the Budweiser monopod gets the camera up over the menu and bottle? Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/inuse_4033.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/inuse_4033.jpg)

murrayatuptowngallery
10-29-2007, 04:49 AM
As a connoseur (gah, hope that's spelled right - I didn't want to say snob) of fine brews, I hope you put a Butt, oops, I mean Bud tap out of commission as a public service in the course of aquiring the raw materials.

Tom Persinger
10-29-2007, 03:49 PM
that looks like the KING of monopods...

JoeVanCleave
10-29-2007, 11:19 PM
Daryl, I think you've tapped into a very original idea here! (...groan...)

I was also thinking about a 'tallboy' as a potential table-top camera platform. Or one of those 'oilcans' of Fosters.

~Joe

Longbow3
11-05-2007, 01:20 AM
Daryl, I think you're my hero...got the JB weld now where is the ducktape.. I feel like sticking something together!