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    28 May 2012 - 4:37 PM

    can i pick your brains, since I've been in my wheelchair i've had problems shooting without having some sort of blurring, my right arm isn't very good at holding any weight for prolonged periods, tripods are out as i cant use them with the wheelchair, I've tried a mono-pod with a shutter release cable and again the results aren't up to standards. i'm trying to think of a way to 'fix' something to the wheelchair frame to give me stability and maybe something like a gimbal head to give me the rotation etc and keeping the release cable to also help with the stability..any help/ideas would be gratefully received( the kit i want to mount is a Fuji s3 DSLR with a sigma 135-400 APO lens.) I have searched the internet inside out and can't find anything either in the consumer market or anywhere else, please help, as i'm sure there's plenty of wheelchair users that would welcome a successful outcome to this.

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    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315198 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    28 May 2012 - 4:42 PM

    How about something like this


    sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    28 May 2012 - 4:46 PM


    ensign e2 Member 7181 forum postsensign vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    28 May 2012 - 5:03 PM

    Hi Mark,
    Not sure if you are in the UK. If you are it may be worth checking out The Disabled Photographers Society at http://www.disabledphotographers.co.uk they are charity to assit any person with disability in photography or wanting to get into it. Best of luck.

    28 May 2012 - 5:44 PM

    Quote: How about something like this


    good idea but i realy need the stability of attaching it to the chair because i cant hold any weight for a prolonged time in my right arm/hand, plus i know my condition is only going to get worse, so also planning for the future.

    Ade_Osman e2 Member 114499 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
    28 May 2012 - 6:42 PM

    Also look here https://www.photographerswithdisabilities.com/ I've bought one or two think through them in the past which work very well......Fortunately I'm now only walking wounded so to speak, but they're still a very helpful bunch of folk. See here also http://www.aacmounts.com/1_17_camera-mounts.php


    Last Modified By Ade_Osman at 28 May 2012 - 6:45 PM
    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315198 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    28 May 2012 - 6:46 PM

    Your not holding anything with the set up I linked to.

    28 May 2012 - 7:57 PM

    sorry Paul it's my fault for not explaining properly, i have a neurological disorder that is currently affecting both legs and on some days my right side of my upper torso and my arm/hand. I've also been told that i can expect it to only get worse, hence the forward thinking of getting something that basically uses the wheelchair as its base then i know that it will be totally stable.

    Gaucho e2 Member 122230 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    28 May 2012 - 10:01 PM

    Would a Flymount be any good?


    28 May 2012 - 10:37 PM

    Cheers Gaucho, great idea and great product, it would work if I made a frame to take it up to eye level, onother idea that I can combine with other ideas from other forums and facebook groups ive posted on, so all ideas how ever small anyone comes up with could realy help me out in the long run, they are all realy appreciated.

    Phatboy  7 United Kingdom
    29 May 2012 - 9:31 AM

    Just another thought, but how about adapting a hide clamp used for spotting scopes.
    I don't know what sort of load they can cope with but might be usable.

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