When I started this project I wanted to make a simple camera accessory that could pull double or triple duty, taking the place of many of the tools common to photographers. What I ended up with was this, the flexible camera mount, I mostly call it the “flex mount” for short. In essence, the flex mount is a 3 foot length of annealed copper wire that is super bendable with a 1/4″ X 20 camera mounting screw on each end. The whole thing is enclosed in see through vinyl tubing which keeps the wire clean and safe and also provides a soft surface to keep your hands happy when bending and unbending the flex mount. This tool can take the place of many other photography tools including:
a Standard Tripod – Form the wire into a base and upright arm and then install camera.
a Selfie Stick – Form one end of the Flex Mount into a loop and wrap it around your wrist/hand. Attach a camera to the other end and bend the wire to the correct angle for the perfect selfie.
an Articulated Camera mount – Wrap the 3′ long flexible copper wire around almost anything for an instant camera mount.
Besides being a great multifunctional camera tool, the flex mount also coils up into a very tiny package making it great for trips or easy to slip onto your wrist when moving from place to place.
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