Rig with Ricoh Caplio GX100
It is an ideal rig when the wind is really light.
Weight = 310g
 Here is the most simple rig,
so light and really cheap!
It fits any camera weighting up to 400g.
It weights 25 grams only.
To trigger the shutter, it needs a built-in intervalometer on the camera, or any other equivalent device.
To make it, it needs:
-> an aluminum rod Ø3 ou Ø3.2mm length 1m
-> flexible plastic or silicon tube Ø5-2mm, being able to bend and stretch easily. One part D 5 cm long and one part E 15 to 20 cm long.
Test the length of the nesting and the force necessary to extract it. Normally, to extract the stem,  it must be pushed on the fitted end of  the tube and not pull it on the free end.
Cut the aluminum rod in three sections lengths of A and C being 200 mm and B being 600 mm.
Bend the rod A as shown on the drawing.
Bend the rod C as shown on the drawing.
Insert each rod A and B in the tube D on about 15 to 20 mm and the rods B and C in the tube E
Set the camera on it.
Bend the lower part of the rod C to get the tilt as desired.
In landscape framing, a 15° tilt shows the horizon near the top of the picture



Tie the rig on the line as shown on the photograph..

Use the tube connector to turn the camera to the desired direction.

After each use remove the tube connectors to avoid they take the shape of  the rod and loose the tightening efficiency.

The rig Filalu is not intended to be motorized; however it can shot pictures within an angle about 100°

Actually, it is auto-rotating.

It means it is rotating to the right and to the left alternatively with an oscillating move. The oscillating angle got with a flexible plastic tube of 20cm is about +/- 50°

That way, when shooting with the intervalometer, it shots in different angles around the central  orientation.

Tige A


Tige C


The rotation range is related to the length of  the tube. It depends on the weight of the camera and the kind of wind. In soft breezes, have a longer tube and in gusty winds have a shorter one.

In soft breeze, shake the line sometimes to get the rotation.

Variation 1:

This variation gives the portrait frame.
  • Take another 200 mm length of aluminum rod and bend as shown on the picture to obtain the part F
  • Replace part C by part F




Variation 2:

This variation gives stabilization against the roll movement.
On the vertical stem B, in the wind direction, set a birdie stabilizer.
See the description and the setting on the page of the link.