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Aluminum DSLR Camera Flash Hot Shoe 20mm Rail Picatinny Mount Adapter for Red Dot View Finder & Optics Scope Sight Sight Scope Adapter for DSLR Bird Photos When using a Telescope Lens to take Bird Photos or wild Animal photos, it is difficult to find out or follow your target. A very modest project compared to some of the others on here, but here's my flash hotshoe mounted laser pointer I put together yesterday. It's a hotshoe mounted microphone holder similar to this one with the smallest and least offensive laser pointer I could find (.

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texshootertexshooter
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Is there a laser pointer pen that mounts to the camera's hotshoe?


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va_rider wrote in post #15995447
I'll bite.... what for?

Blinding subjects?


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gmikolgmikol
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It would be an excellent option for aligning a camera for astro/night shots. Curious to see if something like this exists...
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You'd make one yourself.
Get a hotshoe adapter;
http://www.amazon.com …keywords=hot+sh​oe+adapter
and get a laser site.
I'd actually prefer one of the laser sites with a weaver rail clamp, and attach it to the Arca lens plate.

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Jun 03, 2013 14:42 as a reply to @CyberDyneSystems's post #6

I want one so I can align my camera sensor plane to a focus target on a wall 50 ft away. I have a hotshoe bubble leveler that fixes the camera's roll and pitch, but not shift and yaw.


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KronieKronie
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I so need this:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com …I/41SqvMMTtNL._​SX385_.jpg
Why have one strap for one camera and another strap for the other camera when I can just have one strap with one camera on the bottom and the other connected via the hotshoe? It makes perfect sense....
...Just like a double necked guitar.


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texshooter wrote in post #15995665
I want one so I can align my camera sensor plane to a focus target on a wall 50 ft away. I have a hotshoe bubble leveler that fixes the camera's roll and pitch, but not shift and yaw.

If the wall is vertical, try fixing a mirror to the wall in the centre of your target. If you can see the camera in the mirror (through the viewfinder), then the camera sensor is aligned.
Apologies if I misunderstood your purpose.

Cheers, Damien

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JEPhotographyJEPhotography
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Kronie wrote in post #15995773
I so need this:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com …I/41SqvMMTtNL._​SX385_.jpg
Why have one strap for one camera and another strap for the other camera when I can just have one strap with one camera on the bottom and the other connected via the hotshoe? It makes perfect sense....
...Just like a double necked guitar.

All joking aside i did shoot like this once, i was using the camera on the bottom normally and either a camera shooting a time lapse or video on the top.. pointless but the looks i got were great

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Jun 03, 2013 19:22 as a reply to @JEPhotography's post #10

What about this? Something tells me it would not work because the laser could be dead center but the camera could still have yaw and you wouldn't know.
http://gadget.brando.c​om …sight_p01341c07​3d003.html


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That with one of those rifle stock camera/lens holders might be pretty cool and it would be make you look like a dork!

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