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Old 11-09-2017, 07:13 AM
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Default Anyone tried mounting DSLR on cymbal stand?

Hi,

I am tracking drums in a few days and recording video along with it. Just realised I don't have a tripod for the DSLR camera I am borrowing...

... cymbal stand threads are either 8 mm or 6 mm right? DSLR mounting threads are 1/4 inch which is roughly 6 mm.

Anyone had any experience with this?

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Old 11-09-2017, 03:19 PM
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Yep,
The older Sonor stands used 6mm and a camera will screw onto the stand nicely.

My D90 and Zoom video camera work well on a cymbal stand. It's very stable.

Most stands are 8mm. 6mm are not common.
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Old 11-09-2017, 04:17 PM
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6mm is not 1/4"-20. If you force the camera on the stand, one of the two will get re-threaded.

Older US cymbal stands were all 1/4-20, I always used them as tripods!

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Old 11-09-2017, 08:26 PM
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Cheers guys,

So there is a very slim chance that the studio has this particular old type of sonor/US cymbal stand. I won't try forcing t on anything else. :-)
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:45 PM
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Unless you can borrow a tripod from whoever you borrowed the camera from you have 2 choices---buy a real tripod, or give it back before you wreck it!
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:05 AM
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Or get a suitable mount.

Zoom do a mic stand camera mount which will work.
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:58 AM
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Hi,

I am tracking drums in a few days and recording video along with it. Just realised I don't have a tripod for the DSLR camera I am borrowing...

... cymbal stand threads are either 8 mm or 6 mm right? DSLR mounting threads are 1/4 inch which is roughly 6 mm.

Anyone had any experience with this?

Cheers

Andy
Get a tripod from the guy you borrowed from. Or, if he doesn’t have one, go buy one from Best Buy or Target, and return it when you’re done.
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:04 AM
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Get a tripod from the guy you borrowed from. Or, if he doesn’t have one, go buy one from Best Buy or Target, and return it when you’re done.
That seems like a shitty thing to do...or was there some humour in this post that I failed to spot?
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:41 AM
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That seems like a shitty thing to do...or was there some humour in this post that I failed to spot?
No. No humor at all. People here in America do it all the time. Technically, you're testing out to see if the tripod works for your situation, after spending a day using it and it doesn't work out, do you keep it? Or if you bought something as a gift for a friend and they decided they didn't need it, they'd be returning it anyway.

You should hang out at many of the big box stores and see how much stuff comes back. There are whole warehouses dedicated to the return of merchandise (a friend of mine is the main manager for a warehouse that receives all the returned goods from the Sams Clubs and the WalMarts, and it's just incredible how much stuff they sell if that much stuff comes back.

I understand you have morals involved, but on the other hand, stores allow you to do it, so it only stands to reason that people may or may not have a legitimate reason to return something. This becomes the standard operating practice when stores just put stuff out on the floor for you to grab and take to a cashier to purchase rather than a salesman really working with you to find out if the product is right for you or not. And in fact, this was why the Guitar Centers and Sam Ash's also have a return policy - how do you know a particular instrument would really work for you unless you were able to put it through it's paces not in the store? So if stores just want to clerk out the merchandise, it's built into their business model that there will be a number of returns.
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:51 AM
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I have used a 6mm cymbal stand for a video camera or camera tripod multiple times. Just be very careful trying it out at the start, to make sure the thread count is the same between tilter and camera, and Bob's your uncle.
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:55 AM
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I have used a 6mm cymbal stand for a video camera or camera tripod multiple times. Just be very careful trying it out at the start, to make sure the thread count is the same between tilter and camera, and Bob's your uncle.
I'd be a pissed DSLR owner if my camera came back with the tripod mount messed up, especially if I let someone borrow it for free. Fixing cameras are costly and take time. I would try to do it right. My most expensive Canon body cost me $1900 (no lens, either) - I'm not sure I'd loan it out if I knew my buddy couldn't pay me for it if it was damaged or abused.
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Old 11-10-2017, 04:04 AM
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That seems like a shitty thing to do...or was there some humour in this post that I failed to spot?
As Bo says, it seems to be a Yank thing mate. It's not the first time I've come across the "strategy" on this forum and I doubt it'll be the last.

I recall a post here years ago where someone bought a china cymbal for a one off gig and then returned it the next day. I was staggered by it at the time, but no one seemed to bat an eyelid about it. I figured buying shit, using it once and then returning it is cultrally acceptable in the land of the free.

It'd make you think twice about purchasing underwear though, wouldn't it? :-)


As to the OP, you can buy screw in thread adapters that will allow conversion to a different thread size.
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Old 11-10-2017, 04:20 AM
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I'd be a pissed DSLR owner if my camera came back with the tripod mount messed up, especially if I let someone borrow it for free. Fixing cameras are costly and take time. I would try to do it right. My most expensive Canon body cost me $1900 (no lens, either) - I'm not sure I'd loan it out if I knew my buddy couldn't pay me for it if it was damaged or abused.
I agree - when I did it I did it with my own gear - but in my experience it has worked.

In regards to the OP, now that I'm seeing it's a borrowed camera - play it safe.
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:40 PM
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I am borrowing the camera from my wife; so yes I will play it safe or there will be hell to pay!

Thanks everyone and thank you Pocket-full-of-gold; that adapter is cheap and exactly what I need!

Something like this;

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...amera_and.html

Screws right into the microphone stand, which we have plenty of :-)
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:09 PM
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That is a cool gadget---I think I need one!
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