kaitlyn2004 wrote in post #18422150
Sorry are you saying the p0 or the clamp has the rubber? Why remove it just to make it slightly more minimal?
So did you go with the b2-as or smaller b2-40?
the P0 has the plastic/rubber pad, that should be removed. When you purchase a p0 with clamp, there is no such plastic/rubber piece. I suspect it's there to help out if you intend to use the 1/4" thread.... which you definitely should NOT. That piece peels right off, you want metal to metal contact.
I use this clamp: http://www.reallyrightstuff.com ...II-M6-Lever-release-clamp
the panning can possibly get in the way, but in practice, it does only if you twist full rotation, which there is no reason to since it only takes less than a quarter turn to tighten and remains in the down position at all times. The clamp is heavier, but in the grand scheme of tripod, camera, and other stuff, it's really a small price to pay in weight penalty.
for the countersunk screw, I'm using a titanium M6x20 if memory serves. I'm using vibra tite as a thread locker, best stuff I've ever used. The supplied two headed screw on the p0 has some thread lock, just heat it up a little and it comes right off.
I have a ton of random AS plates and the clamp seems to work with everything. Super solid connection, sunwayfoto clamp I have is not even close, easily the finest clamps I've ever used (screw/quick release). When I clamp on my 600, I'm only concerned about my legs not holding up.
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