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    Hi,

    What do you call that kind of tripod which can mount the DSLR and point downwards? Something like you can capture live view tether to the screen using the camera when you place it below the camera.

    Normally people use it to demo phones or something.

    What do you call that kind of tripod? Where can I buy it?

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    Quite clueless about what kind of system you are talking about...

    Quote Originally Posted by bjory View Post
    What do you call that kind of tripod which can mount the DSLR and point downwards?
    Not sure if I read you correctly, it's just a tripod with horizontal movement as well as reverse mount? if so, Manfrotto 190XPROB will have this feature.

    Sorry If I read you incorrectly...quite hard to guess your 2nd half of the statement. "Normally people use it to demo phones or something". -> If i want, I can demo phones handheld :P
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    So its called reverse mount?

    What I mean is that during conference normally they use this kind of tripod that looks like a microscope which projects whatever on the table live view to the projection screen.

    That's why I say normally they demo phone on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyStrike View Post
    If i want, I can demo phones handheld :P

    As Skystrike (uncle? ) said, the Manfrotto 190XPROB is what you are looking for. The central column can go sideways. You just need to mount a ball head on it and point the camera downwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjory View Post
    So its called reverse mount?

    What I mean is that during conference normally they use this kind of tripod that looks like a microscope which projects whatever on the table live view to the projection screen.

    That's why I say normally they demo phone on it.
    I really lost you here.... tripod that looks like microscope? and it can project images live?

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    Any tripod with the feature 'reverse mount' can do the job. Here the center column can be taken out and mounted in 'from below' = reverse. So the head points down and you can mount the camera there. But then .. what kind of microscopes have you see?
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    An overhead projector? Or are you talking about the medium format type cameras?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    what kind of microscopes have you see?
    Well, there is the inverted microscope which is like a camera lying on its back.
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    Sorry guys, not to confused anyone. I'm just saying the tripod looked like microscope not exactly microscope. Just that I'm asking what kind of tripod / stand that can mount the camera facing downwards (i.e. parallel to the table) so I can put something on the table and take video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmeeran View Post

    As Skystrike (uncle? ) said, the Manfrotto 190XPROB is what you are looking for. The central column can go sideways. You just need to mount a ball head on it and point the camera downwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjory View Post
    Sorry guys, not to confused anyone. I'm just saying the tripod looked like microscope not exactly microscope. Just that I'm asking what kind of tripod / stand that can mount the camera facing downwards (i.e. parallel to the table) so I can put something on the table and take video.
    I think you mean this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyStrike View Post
    walau, for the last time.....I'm in my mid 20s, not uncle yet...please tolong tolong...
    Just pulling your leg bro.
    I was audience to your conversation with the bon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmeeran

    Just pulling your leg bro.
    I was audience to your conversation with the bon.
    Why now I got title of 'the' ah. :shy::shy:
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya View Post
    Why now I got title of 'the' ah. :shy::shy:
    Was there ever a doubt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmeeran

    Was there ever a doubt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmeeran View Post
    Was there ever a doubt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyStrike View Post
    you too??? thanks uncle skystrike!
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    Ohhhh... I finally got it. TS was referring to an Opaque projector...

    Something like this http://cgi.ebay.com/KOPYKAKE-300XK-O...item27bbb84faa

    TS if you want to do this, might as well use something cheap, like a webcam will do.

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    If TS just want a reverse mount, well... many tripod do that... Benro, Sirui, Manfrotto, Gitzo, etc. My Sirui R-2004 did it, no problem.


    (please don't mind my mess... I am just showcasing my tripod )

    Well you can get these tripods from many stores, Cathay Photo, John and TK foto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya View Post
    you too??? thanks uncle skystrike!
    I wld prefer w/o the uncle "title", bon bon
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