1.76$ DIY iPhone 4S tripod adapter

This is my first Do-it-yourself video.  Posted on December 4th, 2011, this video shows how to build your own adapter to attach your iPhone 4S to a tripod.  Since this video, I added the Velcro directly to a cheap camera case I bought just for this purpose, and it makes the rig much more solid.

Description from YouTube:

Very simple Do-it-yourself iPhone 4S tripod adapter.  In this example I use a mini tripod, or table tripod, but you can use any tripod with a standard 1/4″ 20 thread screw.

Alternatively, you could put the Velcro fasteners on a case if you’re iffy about gluing anything to your iPhone.  You can also put the Velcros anywhere else you might want to attach your iPhone.


Bracket: Brace, CRNR Zinc HD 2×5/8″ – 0.99$
Wing Nut 1/4″ 20-thread: 0.39$
Fasteners, Quare White 7/8″, 12 per pack – 4.59$ total or – 0.38$ each

Total: 5.97$ if you include everything, or 1.76$ if you take the unit cost of the Velcro fasteners.

Prices are in Canadian dollars from a local Home Depot.  I’m sure in larger cities you could find better deals if you look around.

Video filmed with a Canon T2i with 50mm f/1.8 lens at f/2.8, 1/60, 400-ISO.
Sound captured with Zoom H4n using built-in mics.

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Jean-Pierre La Forest

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Jean-Pierre La Forest is a photographer and videographer based out of Florenceville-Bristol, NB, Canada. JP specializes in commercial and tourism photography and videography, where he helps businesses, artists, and towns to market themselves. He also teaches the art of photography on his YouTube channel and blog. You can reach him on

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