Lens Mount Bracket for Overhead Storage




About: My Name is Daniel Aeschlimann. During the day I am a Mechanical Engineer. During the evenings I tinker with witn my 3D-Printer, my CNC router and with Arduino. Some projects i record on video and upload them...

This Instructable is about how to make a bayonet bracket witch fits on your lens.

This bracket can be mounted to any overhead surface. Its benefit is, that it allows a save, space saving way to store your lenses.

In addition it acts as a third hand wile changing from one lens to the next. Because the bracket is also the lens cap, you don't need a hand to remove the lens cap.

I made a video where I explain in German how you can adjust my CAD Design of the lens bracket.

Here is the link to my Design in Fusion 360. http://a360.co/2oyFAmA

Step 1: Adjust the Bracket to Your Lens (If You Don't Use Sony A-mount)

My design witch you can download http://a360.co/2oyFAmA fits for Sony A-mount lenses. If you use different lenses you have to adjust the CAD Model. But this is straightforward.

For the majority of the lenses you just have to edit the dimensions in the first sketch of the CAD model.

You can adjust the diameters and the angular positions of the claws.

If you like to tune it even more to your need... go for it.

If you like to share a link to your version of the lens bracket, post your link in the comments.

Step 2: Mount Your Bracket to Any Overhead Surface

When you have located the place, where you like to mount your lenses, you can mark the position of the holes, witch you have to drill.

I recommend that you drill a hole with the core diameter of the screw you use.

The dept of the hole, depending on your screw, you can mark on your drill with a bit of tape. This is important if you drill into a shelf witch is not much thicker than the length of the screw. Otherwise you have the risk of drilling through the shelf.

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    10 Discussions


    1 year ago

    AWSOME?...amazing?... I think i will never understand your tastes about instructables... He discover the best way for expose to the DUST AND HUMIDITY the lenses, for increase the risk to broken them for some mounting issues or structural collapse. Whitout considering that yes, shortest instructables ever, but small detail you need a 3D printer... YOu voted a 3D printing project for store lenses, NOT for do photography...think about it...

    2 replies

    Reply 1 year ago

    Skyfinder, If your only motivation is, to win the challange when you post an instructable, then I understand you. I post my projects to receive some feedback from the community. So, thank you for your comment. I was surprised that this instructable was voded that often.


    Reply 1 year ago

    Well, if i do something i do it at the best way and if is a competition i do it fo win. But i have also the habit to lose, without a single problem if i see that the winners deserve it. Well, when i see projects made with 3 or 6 steps, about a 3D printing (again), or clone stamp for "fly" in a photo or a...Leather and Wool Camera Strap, with the same or LOWER visualization of 2 mine projects, about REAL PHOTOGRAPHY, from 10 to 16 steps,with behind months of work pictures, video tutorial...And they win because they were featured in the newsletter or because they are kids with a lot of friends in social (or because is evident that here the level is lower, users wants paper and scissor projects...) If you allow me, it disturbs me a bit...And i find your work dangerous anyway, i still rememeber my first reaction when i saw it (Guess? Newsletter...strange...) and i said" damn, i hope that people will use their mind, i'll be quite for now..."


    Reply 2 years ago

    Many thanks for your kind feedback.