Mounting DSLR to a vertical pole

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I am looking for suggestions on this one I need to mount a DSLR to a vertical pole and it needs to be able to support a fair bit of weight as using a canon 1D and 24-70mk1 so about 2.5kg I think. more weight support would be better for me to make it as stable as possible.

Any suggestions, not really wanting to spend too much either I have a ball head to sit on it if needed as I would like to be able to adjust the position if needed.

So any suggestions
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"vertical pole" can cover a multitude of variants!

Diameter?
Wood or metal?
Permanent or temporary/moveable mounting point?

IMO the extra details should aid throwing light on how to think of what might be possible :)
 
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Its a speaker stand so about 30mm diameter, not very high up and needs to be fixed to the side or in front of the pole, on top is not an option.
 
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I would get a clamp that has a 3/8-16 threaded hole (i.e. ebay small rig) and a 3/8-16 set screw. This allows the ballhead to attach directly to the clamp for a more solid/mechanical connection.
The ballhead will be horizontal with the top angled 90* into the notch (for horizontal view)... this also spaces the camera away from the pole a bit (height of the ballhead) which is necessary for positioning.
 

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I would get a clamp that has a 3/8-16 threaded hole (i.e. ebay small rig) and a 3/8-16 set screw. This allows the ballhead to attach directly to the clamp for a more solid/mechanical connection.
The ballhead will be horizontal with the top angled 90* into the notch (for horizontal view)... this also spaces the camera away from the pole a bit (height of the ballhead) which is necessary for positioning.
Thanks for spending my money for me :D, bad attack of GAS
 
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Have you considered duct tape?
No, that's not a joke.
Ermmm trying not to comment, not quite sure how using duct tape would make it adjustable I thought Duct tape was for holding bumpers, wing mirrors and wings on to cars,? not cameras to poles?

I would get a clamp that has a 3/8-16 threaded hole (i.e. ebay small rig) and a 3/8-16 set screw. This allows the ballhead to attach directly to the clamp for a more solid/mechanical connection.
The ballhead will be horizontal with the top angled 90* into the notch (for horizontal view)... this also spaces the camera away from the pole a bit (height of the ballhead) which is necessary for positioning.
I have a small rig clamp, not really too impressed with it to be honest, I don't think its wide enough to hold the weight I want to put on it no matter how tight I get it, it will still move.
 
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My new clamp arrived this morning and there is no comparison in the quality between this and the smallrig ones.

I am thinking about getting another to mount a studio flash head to the pole as well I think it will work well.
 
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