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    Default Optical Bench Fans, Activate! A new low cost source of 1/4-20 enjoyment...

    Do not go to Amazon and type in "cheeseplate and camera", just don't....

    I can't make them on the mill for that...


    Then don't type in Camvate Clamp, either...

    yummy, yummy, yummy for beamtables, too.

    I'm going to put one of these in my toolkits...

    Amazon.com : NICEYRIG Camera Cheese Mounting Plate, Universal Top Plate Applicable for URSA Mini 4K, Gimbal Stabilizer, Shoulder Rig System - 031 : Camera & Photo


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    Amazing they can do it for these prices.. But i think cheap tooling costs along with using the tools to the point of breakage is how they do it.
    I wonder how well the tolerances are (if they matter to you) as i know most cheap machined things are machined fast which messes with any sort of accuracy.

    Would love a beam table someday for fun optical experiments but those things are just so bloody heavy (and thus expensive).. even buying a plate and cncing one yourself is a massive feat+cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterpj View Post
    Amazing they can do it for these prices.. But i think cheap tooling costs along with using the tools to the point of breakage is how they do it.
    I wonder how well the tolerances are (if they matter to you) as i know most cheap machined things are machined fast which messes with any sort of accuracy.

    Would love a beam table someday for fun optical experiments but those things are just so bloody heavy (and thus expensive).. even buying a plate and cncing one yourself is a massive feat+cost.
    No they do not have to be heavy or expensive, nor even large. Pics soon coming of an Image Engineering Beam table.
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    smaller than a deck of cards
    Color black Easy Plate 1598
    Brand SMALLRIG
    Material Aluminum alloy
    Item Dimensions 3.54x1.97x0.39inches.


    nice find-- TY for sharing.
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    Got mine from Smallrig on Amazon, and am very happy.. Ordered more..

    Direct source: Products - Page 1 - SmallRig

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