UPDATE: I have a limited number of NEW Maven Adapters, a few grey and a few black, they are already starting to go. Please post a comment with your email address below if you are interested and I will contact you directly. Thanks!
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to announce in very limited quantities, the NEW Maven Adapter – Heavy Duty my first actual product made on my 3D printer.
To get your NEW Maven Adapter please click here. I am always sure to attach a secondary tether to the strap of the camera. In the unlikely event the shoe, ballhead or adapter breaks, the tether should be strong enough to catch your gear. This is a Canon 6D with a Canon 24-70 2.8L Lens.Something I have engineered into this accessory is it will also accept either 2 Canon Speedlites, 2 Nikon Speedlites, a flash with pocket wizard, as well as 1 Go Pro. While I have locking pin holes in the right places for the Speedlte shoes, I am less confident about their strength, but if you are careful they should be fine. One of the very, very first products I ever sold was instructions on how to mount your DSLR camera onto a window cleaner’s pole in to order to get way above your subjects. The Maven Adapter, for about the same price as the instructions alone will be available in very limited quantities. Lets put it this way, I have 3 right now that are ready to be shipped, and will even throw in the washers and bolt you will need to make it work. Would be very interested in getting feed back from those who use these first few copies.
With a little bit of tinkering, I have strengthened my Maven Adapter to be 2.5 times stronger than the original version. Im confident the pole, ball head or shoe will break before the actual adapter will.
You will need to buy a ball head if you do not already have one:Bogen 486RC2 Ball Head. You will also need to pick up a pole at any local hardware store, the good ones usually cost about $40-50. Its a minimal investment to be able to get your camera 10-20′ in the air. If you have an assistant and a Canon 6D you will be able to take absolute full advantage of that Wifi feature to see, focus, and shoot wirelessly! Thats awesome!
The Adapter is not yet listed on the store, but if you are interested in getting one, they will be $40 plus shipping. Just email me, or write comments below- that you are interested and Ill send you instructions on how to order. I have a few more improvements I would like to make, I think I am going to make one side Canon, the other side Nikon for the Speedlites and improve the Go Pro mount, more to come!