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DemonDuck
11-10-2010, 09:05 AM
I scraped the cork pad with a screwdriver to rough it up and then scrubbed it with alcohol and now the surface has much more friction that keeps the camera from slipping out of alignment. Not a perfect solution but something that makes it better.

nick fan
11-10-2010, 09:30 AM
ready to try the polymorph? It will be even better.



Nick

DemonDuck
11-10-2010, 10:29 AM
I've thought about it -- it's called Friendly Plastic on eBay. But I don't think I could make it work for me for the following two reasons:

1) I really don't like the idea of sticking my new LX3 into a wad of hot plastic. There are little screws and access panels on the bottom along with the battery door. If those things get gummed up that would be bad.

2) There is no way to get a perfect alignment on all three axises by just pushing the camera down into the hot plastic. And if it's a little off in any of the three axises then you have to do the whole thing over again -- and over and over...

The best solution is still a carefully designed plate -- a discussion that we don't need to have over again :-)

BTW: here's my first pano with my LX3

http://pancyl.com/TwinLakesNoWind.html

DD

nick fan
11-10-2010, 06:16 PM
I've thought about it -- it's called Friendly Plastic on eBay. But I don't think I could make it work for me for the following two reasons:

1) I really don't like the idea of sticking my new LX3 into a wad of hot plastic. There are little screws and access panels on the bottom along with the battery door. If those things get gummed up that would be bad.

2) There is no way to get a perfect alignment on all three axises by just pushing the camera down into the hot plastic. And if it's a little off in any of the three axises then you have to do the whole thing over again -- and over and over...

The best solution is still a carefully designed plate -- a discussion that we don't need to have over again :-)

BTW: here's my first pano with my LX3

http://pancyl.com/TwinLakesNoWind.html

DD

no, you don't press the camera against the hot polymorph plastic. You should place the polymorph at the indicated position in the attached image. Stay clear from the body of camera. Press the adapter tube against the plastic.
I can send you a small amount of polymorph if you like.

DemonDuck
11-10-2010, 07:43 PM
Ok, I see what you mean. But I still don't want to use it on my camera or lens adapter.

It would stabilize the camera but there is still the probability of stabilizing the camera out of alignment and with the polymorph holding the camera in position, correcting the alignment would be difficult to impossible.

Thanks for the suggestion. But I am very reluctant to use polymorph....

DD

nick fan
11-10-2010, 11:13 PM
you can make a correct alignment and then apply the polymorph by filling it from the sides of the adapter tube.

Nick