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6/25/2018 7:04:05 PM
Posted: 7/25/2018 9:28:07 AM EDT
I would like to mount an inexpensive red dot to my Hot Shoe mount for use at the air show with my Tamron 150-600 lens.
I have seen a few pics of cameras with these mounted and just wondering where I can find these mounts? I looked at Amazon and they have the mounts for gopro's but not sure how I can mount a red dot.

I want to use the red dot to be able to get into the general area without having to zoom out with the lens.

I hope this makes sense or am I just over thinking it?
Link Posted: 7/25/2018 9:30:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/25/2018 9:49:56 AM EDT by Zack3g]
Link Posted: 7/25/2018 9:46:43 AM EDT
Olympus makes this..

Link Posted: 7/25/2018 9:59:31 AM EDT
Know anybody with a 3D printer? Here is a file for what you want.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1747563
Link Posted: 7/25/2018 12:20:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/25/2018 12:21:31 PM EDT by tknogeek]
PGD Tracker Kit

A few friends have used it for birding and swear by it.
Link Posted: 7/25/2018 1:26:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By tknogeek:
PGD Tracker Kit

A few friends have used it for birding and swear by it.
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Wow, $175 for a $50 Sightmark red dot and a hot shoe mount. Think I will pass on that one.
Thanks though
Link Posted: 7/26/2018 12:22:00 PM EDT
The biggest improvement to me when shooting with a big zoom is learning to work with both eyes open. It also becomes a function of habit - and makes photography more like shooting. If you want to get good pictures in tricky situations, you need to be in tricky situations a lot.

-shooter
Link Posted: 7/26/2018 12:27:52 PM EDT
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Came to post this. Wish someone would come up with something similar for firearms use (don't say ncstar....)
Link Posted: 7/26/2018 2:35:08 PM EDT
I am starting to think that a machine shop creating a hot-shoe to Picatinny rail, or MRDS mount would be worthwhile...

-shooter
Link Posted: 7/26/2018 8:55:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By shooter220:
I am starting to think that a machine shop creating a hot-shoe to Picatinny rail, or MRDS mount would be worthwhile...

-shooter
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Like the one linked up thread available at Amazon?
Link Posted: 7/27/2018 10:55:16 PM EDT
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Like the one linked up thread available at Amazon?
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Preferably one that locks in place.

-shooter
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