Posted by Doug Jeffries on 2012-03-12 14:55:54
in reply to backdrop? posted by Steve P. on 2012-03-12 14:35:47
|HI Steve -|
No, use squares of picture matt board. I cut some squares about 6 inches square (or however large can easily be slid into your box). I drilled a hole in the middle that is one drill size larger than the outside diameter of my tube. Then I just slide one on over the tube and push it all the way so it's tight to the back of the box. No need to even remove the loop of mono. Oh, one thing, you have to make sure the matt board will fit between your tube and the bottom, top or sides of your box. If you mounted your tube 3 inches from the bottom of your box, you obviously cannt slide a 6X6 matt board over the tube. My box is about 14X14X10 and I mounted my tube slightly below center (I figured the fly would usually be sitting slightly above the tube. So having the tube slightly below I end up with the fly more or less centered in the opening of the box. That makes it easy to position my camera on the tripod.