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Tripods and camera mounts can be an important tool for model railroad photography where it is impossible to hold the camera perfectly still.   Most cameras are designed to control the lens opening such that the shutter speed does not fall bellow 1/60th of a second.   A zoom lens, especially on a digital camera are likely to drop the speed to as low as 1/20 of a second making it extremely difficult to take a clear freehand picture.  

Almost any camera on the market today has a 1/4-20 threaded hole located in either the bottom or side. This is so it can be mounted on almost any tripod or camera mount either with or without some form of locknut to hold the camera in place.   There are literally thousands of camera mounts on the market today for general use but I found it more convenient to construct a few mounts on my own specifically for model railroad close-ups.    

    

 

   

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This tripod came from Radio Shack and originally came with a telescope. Like most tripods it is pretty flimsy, but with a time delay it works fine.

 

   

As shown on an earlier page, this platform allows the camera to be positioned at numerous angles for extreme close-ups down to a couple of inches.

 

   

This is a more conventional tripod that can position the camera from about 30 inches to over 72 inches off the floor. One thing to remember is that you can fold two legs of a tripod and use the third as a monopod if space is cramped.

 

   

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Another feature in common with many tripods is that you can invert the top post and take pictures like this. If you place this over the tracks the camera can be placed somewhat close to table-top level and span any bridges, mountains or changes in elevation. Try it, you will like it.

 

  

  

   

   

 

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Last update   7/26/2012