DIY Canon Lens FOOT / handle

 

DIM DIY Foot / handle for a canon 300mm f2.8L (non-is) lens.

 

step 1: Find a scrap piece of aluminum.

I rescued this aluminum bracket that was headed to the landfill.

 

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Step 2: Cut off the section you need (save the rest)

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Step 3: measure the holes for the four mount screws.

 

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Step 4: drills the  holes

 

 

 

step 5: Thread the plate and insert a new 1/4″20  steel sleeve insert, use a bonding agent to secure the insert does not come loose.

 

 

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Step 6:  Mount the newly built handle.

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It works!

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Step 7: SHOOT PHOTOS!

300MM-2.8-FULL-MOON-9-9-14_PH--Mike-kotowski