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#1 Hilmi

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:55 AM

Im realy worried about vibrations when using my 50mm lens :p

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:01 AM

You should fill it with sand. Otherwise, it will take a long time to dampen the vibrations!

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:09 AM

I was thinking of spraying it with a thick layer of latex paint and put a thick rubber sheet on the ground before bolting it on.

I'm also worried about load bearing capacity as the wall thickness was only around 6" I'd have to be careful not to lean on it.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:21 AM

Jeez, I don't know, Hilmi......... maybe if you got three of 'em and made some sort of tripod, you could put maybe a spotting scope (a small one) on top............. :roflmao:
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:35 AM

It's amazing what you can find in the scrap area of the workshop. Funny thing is, I suspect that somebody somewhere is using something like this as pier extension to raise his pier to the second floor

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:07 AM

How did you know I am using two of these for a pier extension??

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:43 AM

Don't worry. That piece of plywood on the bottom will keep everything steady.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:55 AM

Hilmi,

I agree, there is stuff like this everywhere just waiting to be used. Go into a large scale plumbing supply place and you'll find things like this all over. Ever better, take a walk through the local metal recycling place.






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