Advice on vertical setup highly appreciated

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nielsgeode
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Advice on vertical setup highly appreciated

Post by nielsgeode »

I'd like to have a vertical setup with the stackshot next to my current horizantal setup.

I have a *heavy* and very stable microscope stand collecting dust, so I thought it's a good idea to use it:
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What is the best way to mount the stackshot onto the pole of this stand? The diameter is 32mm exactly.

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Post by elf »

You may get more suggestions if you tell us what kind of tools you have or if you need to buy everything and bolt it together.

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Post by nielsgeode »

I have "access" to a workplace with advanced machining equipment, although I am not allowed to operate the machines myself and I have to pay (quite some money) if they custom make metal parts for my setup.

So having items custom made is certainly an option, if there is a cheaper solution that is commercially available (e.g. on Ebay) I think I would prefer that as long as it is as stable as a custom adapter.

What other designs for a vertical setup with a stackshot are used among forum members?

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Post by elf »

You could start with a set of clamping u-bolts like these: http://www.mcmaster.com/#3066t33/=wjh3b2

It would require fabricating an adaptor plate between the stackshot and the u-bolt clamp. This could be a piece of plywood or aluminum.

p.s. McMaster-Carr won't ship to individuals in Europe, so you would need to find a local supplier.

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Post by elf »

Something like this:Image

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Post by ChrisR »

If you do a Google search on "32mm Clamp", many options come up which might be nicer than U bolts.
This sort of thig for example.
https://www.cctlighting.com/product/127 ... ished.html

A pair of those wouldn't break the bank.

It seems that 32mm is used in many applications as a standard.

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Post by nielsgeode »

NikonUser wrote:A Manfrotto Clamp may work

http://www.manfrotto.com/universal-supe ... het-handle
That is absolutely brilliant! :D
I have one of these collecting dust and I ordered a second one. I will make a aluminium baseplate to which I will attach the stackshot. I can then simply screw the whole thing to the two clamps (one on both ends of the alu plate).

Thanx! :D

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