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This Guy Created a Custom ‘Rifle-Style Grip' for His Crazy 5x Macro Rig

Posted On: Nov 14, 2019   |   Posted By: Peta Pixel

This Guy Created a Custom ‘Rifle-Style Grip' for His Crazy 5x Macro Rig

Photographer Nicholas Sherlock is back at it with his crazy 3D printed creations. After creating a crazy 5x macro setup using a 3D printed 300mm extension tube earlier this year, he decided to design and build a special ‘rifle-style grip' that would allow him to more easily use that monstrous rig.
“I've been having great fun taking photos of the tiniest insects around the botanic garden with it at up to 5x magnification,” writes Sherlock on Reddit. “However, the whole setup was a bit ungainly, with the tube+lens assembly being 500mm long in total, and almost all of the weight being located right at the lens end.”
In order to operate the camera with his right hand, his left hand was left carrying most of the load from the actual rig. So, taking inspiration from the iconic Zenit Fotosniper , he decided to “some of the ergonomic features evolved for guns to bear on the problem.”
That's how he ended up with this:
His version, of course, was custom made for the macro setup in question, which includes a...

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