I have been working on custom camera plates that feature
- reproducible mounting
- strong anti-twisting
- multi-camera compatibility
- automatic alignment with quick release clamp and hence lens axis
I will have one plate for all mid range Canon DSLRS from 20D to 60D, 7D and 5DII and another for the rebel from 300D to 600D. I will have a few for Nikon DSLRs that utilize a anti-twisting flange. To design the plates, I have bought many cameras.
In order to design camera plates with wide compatibility, I need to know the shape of cameras in the market. To save my cost, I need to get some preliminary data before I get a real camera for measurement and testing. I can then rent a camera or buy a camera and sell it quickly. I can skip some models with similar shape. Your help will reduce my cost and time of camera plate development. I will put higher priorities for models with your input. Because of highly irregular shape of "point & shoot" cameras. I badly need data for them.
Here is how you can help me.
You need to have a flatbed scanner. Please send a scan of camera base at 600dpi to
design.fanotec @ gm ail. co m. Remove spaces in between.
Here are cameras I already have the data. So no scan is needed.
5D/ 5DII/ 7D/ 10D/ 20D/ 40D/ 60D
300D/ 350D/ 450D/ 550D
D70/ D90/ D100/ D200/ D300/ D700/ D7000
E-1/ E-330/ E-510
G1H/ GF1/ Lx2
A900/ Nex 5
Your help is greatly appreciated.