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I have a little tripod that has a mountable phone holder and light orb. Since the light orb is small, it's very convenient and I think it might also make a decent supplementary light source when I'm using my gopro to photograph (in cramped/remote places). However, I seem to be a few cards short of a full deck in that I can't combine the accessories together on the tripod. The gopro mount needs a 1/4" male, as does the bottom of the light orb (both circled in red) whereas the tripod just has the typical single 1/4" male (circled in green). See below:

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I tried searching for "multiple mount" tripod accessories on a few search engines, but only saw products that were for professional setups (they were huge, meter-long horizontal bars). I'm looking for a simple Y-adapter of sorts, having one 1/4" female and providing two 1/4" males in a small form factor.

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Are there any off-the-shelf solutions for my need case? If not, is there any refined DIY approaches other than grabbing some scrap wood and making a frankenstein adapter?

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  • is there any refined DIY approaches other than grabbing some scrap wood...? I don't understand that part of the question. I mean, of course there are more refined approaches. 3D printing the needed part(s), die/laser cutting the parts, machining the parts, etc., are all more refined than cobbling together a solution from scrap wood. – scottbb Dec 24 '19 at 3:25
  • One possible solution between "meter long bars" and "small", in case you need a bit more stability on a bigger tripod: Two foot-long 15/60 lws rods, one baseplate, two camera mounts (should be around $40-60 for everything). – rackandboneman Dec 24 '19 at 12:05
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Something like this.

If you want to find another one; i searched for "Flash bracket". A typical flash bracket is a rather short arm screwed under the camera with some way to attach a flash (flash bracket or screw). Just had to find one with a thread in the middle.

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Perhaps search for "dual camera bracket" on a sales side or "stereo camera bracket".

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