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Old 05-19-2012, 12:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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$13 Elf Mount: Picture Heavy

I wanted to video some dual pistol action but didnt want to pay the 100-150 for a sport camera. So I made this mount today for my Canon ELf. Lets just hope I dont get hit in the side or back lol. I used Lexon which is 250x stronger than glass. Should survive a shot I think.

Overall impression: Very sturdy, mounts to my Proflex well. Can rempve mount with 2 screws. Can quickly remove the camera with 1 allen screw into the camera tripod threaded hole. There can sometimes be some glare which shows up on the camera. We will see how well she does...

Will post up some vids with it when I play on the 26th.












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Old 05-19-2012, 12:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, that's like having a giant target on the top of your head.


If you want to rid of the glare, move the camera forward so the lens is touching the plastic or get a short length of black PVC pipe for a lens hood.
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Question of economics here...

You already have a $140 camera, that you are now willing to more or less sacrifice to a stray shot... thus needing to spend another $140 to replace the soon to be broken camera. This equates to always just having one camera, where as if you bought a special purpose camera you'd have two... Plus the special purpose camera is a bit more robust, so damage isn't as much of a worry...

If you really want to take footage, I'd just bite the bullet and shell out for the extra camera... You're already in for the investment with what you have. And there is the significant other factor as well when you come home with a destroyed point and shoot
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hahaha, I like it dude!
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Looks good, just finish it with sides and a back, Put hinges on the top, so you can flip it open to access the buttons, and cut it down so it sticks out less on the top.

Dremel tools work great for those.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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This is a pretty big target, and with the camera in the stock position if you play bunkers like most people its going to be filming a lot of bunker shots. There's an alternative to the go pro for about $100 that shoots in 1080p an is shaped like an r7. I'll try to find it when I hook my PC back up to the network.

This and the other gigantic camera the guy posted here are definitely good solutions but they're just so darn big.

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Old 01-25-2013, 10:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Question of economics here...

You already have a $140 camera, that you are now willing to more or less sacrifice to a stray shot... thus needing to spend another $140 to replace the soon to be broken camera. This equates to always just having one camera, where as if you bought a special purpose camera you'd have two... Plus the special purpose camera is a bit more robust, so damage isn't as much of a worry...

If you really want to take footage, I'd just bite the bullet and shell out for the extra camera... You're already in for the investment with what you have. And there is the significant other factor as well when you come home with a destroyed point and shoot

This if you're willing to chance that you won't take a back or side hit it's not a bad idea but honestly just buy a gopro or contour and be done with it. Those are designed for what you're doing and the cases around them both will shrug off a point blank paintball hit like it was nothing.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:08 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I've got to tell you these pictures gave me a good chuckle. I want a candid picture of the photo shoot. I'm imagining your significant other took them for you?

I will second (third,fourth,whatever) the "just shell out the bucks for a proper headcam" comments. Mostly when you try to bodge something with improper parts it's just a pain, barely works, and breaks or fails in some way almost immediately. At least that's my experience. At the very least it looks kinda goofy. Maybe trim down the shield a little?
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'll admit, I started making something similar but then the Coutour 1600 went on sale for 99$ and I just snatched that up instead.
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