Inspired from holder for flags and combined with a belt-pocket, this pole-holder is made of strong clothe.
The pockett is rather rigid and the opening large enough to easily set the pole in it.
The clip est sized not to open when loaded..
With this accessory, after a few minutes exercise, you will ease to walk around with the vertical pole and to shot pics.



This tube lets setting supports and cradles on carbon or fiber poles or also on aluminum temescopic poles.carbone ou en fibre de verre ou encore sur des perches en aluminium.
It is an aluminum tube Ø 12 x 1 mm which length depends on the use needed.
To fit on a conical section Ø 9 mm of a pole, see the preparation on this page.
To fit in a tube Ø ext 16mm,  see the preparation of setting in tube Ø 16 mm here below
External fitting with internal conical shape
The diameter of the tip of the highest section of my rods is 9mm. It is the smaller usable diameter for two reasons:
- The mechanical limit for a 600g cradle is Ø 7mm
- Ø 8 mm is the internal minimum diameter in which the connecting cable can go through
As for the entire rod, the tip is also conical. To avoid a connector which could damage locally the rod, it must be conical and not cylindrical.
This is the fitting connector, easy to set, easy to remove..
End of the tip before molding the connector


Fabrication method:
¤ The connector is an aluminum tube Ø12-10mm, length 150mm, which ends have been smoothed.
¤ the end of the pole tip is covered with several coats of very thin polyethylen film on 15 cm long. The film in excess at the end is fold inside the tube.
¤ 10 cm of the surface of the film is coated with epoxy glue and also 5cm inside aluminum.
¤ This tube is slipped on the tip over 10cm, end with 5cm glue first.
¤ let the glue become hard Then dismount the tube and the tip.Remove all the polyethylene film.
¤ Put again the tube on the tip. It is now a perfect mechanical connector. When strongly set, it doesn't turn.

Fitting in tube Ø 16 x 1 mm

This tube has an internal diameter Ø 14mm. Inside will be set a plastic sheet ~ over 1 mm thick, which will be sticked. Rolled on almost one turn this sheet will be given the shape as shown here which will let a variable spacing along it. By adjusting that spacing, and depending on the thickness of the sheet, the fitting will be stronger the more the tube Ø 12 mm is set deeply.



               ADAPTOR TUBES

It is sometimes necessary to reduce the height of the pole because of heavier equipment, too much wind, ceiling in a building, etc or using a different pole.

From an aluminum tube prepared as shown above, it is possible to make all kinds of tube adaptors for any rod diameter.

Opposite is an plastic adaotor tube for a rod Ø 18 mm. It has been thermically shaped to fit on a conical rod.

EUnde' is an aluminum tube Ø16 intermediate between a rod section Ø13,8mm and the tube Ø 12 of a simple support.



It is very necessary to protect the bottom end of the poles especially the carbon ones. Replace the thin rubber plug which usually easily slip away.
Opposite are examples of what I use. The hollow one let the electric line to go through the pole for control of the cradle and of the camera.




Several possibilities are offerred to us:
  - a wire link
  - a radio link(with emitter-receiver)
  - a wi-fi link(with some cameras)
The two wire connectors: DIN plug and special Ø 8 mm plug
with 10 pins connexion.


Until now my choice is a wire link.
A cable with conductors has been unsufficient and a cable with 8 conductors has been made to command a zoom.
Its advantages:
  - less batteries
  - less setting problems
  - Research of failure is easier.
Its disadvantages
  - installation of the cable
  - "excess" cable when operationg with a shorter pole