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    by Guest » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:43 pm

    Ha cool....I think it might actually work!

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    by heartyfisher » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:31 am

    Cool.. I have a few spare 1/4 inch bolts from my last gadget! now where do I find some nice non stretching string ... hmmm ..
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    by SteveB » Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:22 pm

    That's amazing, one of the original members of our camera club who was about 80 when I met him used to swear by that idea for years. He first told me about it 10 years ago.
    We all used to laugh at him and think you silly old bugger. Go figure, he was way ahead of his time.
    He has passed away unfortunately but I wish he was around to show him the video. He is probably laughing at me now from his grave.
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    by Guest » Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:28 pm

    great story Steve
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    by dm_td5 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:46 pm

    Another method is to use a webbing strap with a loop to put your foot through. I can't remember where I've seen it, but there is a company selling a retail version of this arrangement.
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    by bugeyes » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:52 pm

    will this work with other brands..? or is it Canon only tech :D
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    by Oneputt » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:56 pm

    What a simple idea :D
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    by dm_td5 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:50 pm

    bugeyes wrote:will this work with other brands..? or is it Canon only tech :D


    I suspect it will work with most Japanese camera's. You'd probably have issues with Lieca though as the variations in the washer's diameter and the length of the string may not meet stringent manufactering standards.
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    by Dug » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:24 pm

    Hasselblads need left handed string.
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