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04-28-2011, 05:10 PM   #1
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DIY Bean Bag Support?

I'm looking for a project for my wife.......


Now that I have your attention...just kidding - kind of...

I'd like to have a nice bean bag support for my setup. My wife is quite handy with the sewing machine, so I thought I would see if she would make one for me.

What I really need are some dimensions for her to go by, and what for "beans" to use.

Size wise - I will be using it with my K20D w/grip attached most of the time with a Tamron 90 Macro.

Thanks for any input on size or pattern to follow.

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CamPod may be a good model to follow.
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It also depends much on how tall you need it to be: with macros that might matter. A rectangle is good cause you can go low or bunch it up on end. One thing you can do is get actual dried beans and experiment a little with sizes and how tight to pack em, before making something up. (You can use actual dried beans, you do want that to be moisture-proof if you'll use it for long, though. )


I've got like this tub of Airsoft pellets that I came by pretty randomly, I don't know if they're expensive or what, but I'm thinking of using them for a beanbag. Plastic beads such as are used to plastic casting aren't really, and those ought to work OK, too...
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QuoteOriginally posted by calsan Quote
CamPod may be a good model to follow.
Thanks for the link - I like the way this one is made. My wife is going to make a prototype following this.

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