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Apparatus to have an on Camera rail with Flash mount which can rotate & revolve(around camera body on rail) & can have multiple flashes attached to it

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241892D
Publication Date: 2015-Jun-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

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Disclosed is an apparatus to have an on Camera rail with Flash mount which can rotate & revolve(around camera body on rail) & can have multiple flashes attached to it

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Apparatus to have an on Camera rail with Flash mount which can rotate & revolve(around camera body on rail) & can have multiple flashes attached to it

Any camera that we use today has a flash equipment attached to it. In consumer and prosumer cameras it is often attached on the body itself and in Professional cameras there is a mount provided, usually at the top of the Camera to attach an additional powerful flash on the camera. In any of the situations, the position of the flash cannot be changed because the place on which the flash is mounted is fixed on camera. This results in a lot of grey areas for photographers and they tend to used additional pieces of equipment to place the light at creative angles to illuminate the subject.

Moreover there are situations where more than one flash needs to be attached but since there is only one mount on top of camera, it can't be done without the help of external pieces of equipment on which flashes can be mounted while being connected to the camera.

The problem can be resolved by having a rail around the camera body, on which the flash mount can move. Flash mount will be able to rotate on its own axis, Revolve around the camera on the rail & also rise up as and when needed to illuminate the subject evenly. It will give number of possibilities to light the subject from the same camera angle. One can create different types of light sources by moving flash in different directions on the camera rail as shown in the figure below.

Figure clearly showsa rail around the camera body, a flash mount which moves on this rail, Flash mount which can extend its height above the camera while still being attached to the camera body.

Advantages of this new system


1.) A rotating & revolving flash mount on the camera body, giving innumerable illumination possibilities.

2.) Provision to attach multiple flash lights on the...