Indirect measurement of Horizontal and Vertical Aim Angles for a camera with Two Sticks and a Protractor

Hello People,
As some of you know I am a fan of fixed camera mounts such as the T-bracket, L-bracket, or the Dog-Leg bracket. These names can be searched on the forum if your’e interested. The Dog-Leg bracket needs the most accurate angles for its fabrication, as it is not very adjustable afterwords.

Materials needed for the angle sticks are simple and easy to obtain:
Two large paint stir sticks
Machine screw, two washers, and a wingnut - size whatever you or your neighbor
have on hand. A 1/4" diameter would be the upper size.
A 6" protractor.

The pictures below depict the procedure.

This method will not be as precise, but it will be precise enough. The main advantage is no ladder work is needed.

Victor Maletic.


hmmmm I love the smell of nerdery in the morning.

good explanations!

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Shucks, wow, very clever. And first time I looked at a protractor since high school.