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Putting a clamp on the Arca-Swiss p0

 
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Mar 25, 2015 20:12 |  #1

I'm planning to get the model that just has the 1/4 screw and a 3/8 bushing.

Looking through the reviews to see what people use and there is a lot of talk about using a socket wrench to remove the screw and use M6 screw instead. But what I don't understand is WHY? What's wrong with the setup as-is? Should I be considering the remove-and-add-m6-screw route?

Similarly, if anyone has any familiarity with this head and would like to recommend a clamp, that would be great! :)

I also noticed that Sunway Photo recently released a clamp specifically for this head:

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Although the longer pole helps alleviate any knocking against the panning switch, I sort of feel like the knob is simply too long and would be awkard? I also THINK I prefer a lever-style clamp, coming from the RC2 system...

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Mar 27, 2015 05:30 |  #2

I installed the Sunway DDY-60p0 using the M6x15 tapered hex head screw provided with the clamp. You can install it without removing the Arca's 1/4" stud but it is more secure using the bolt rather than the 3/8" bushing. Sunday provides the hardware to do it either way. Neither method is difficult.

The longer stud length is a moot point, at least the way I attach the camera. It lines up under the lens and it does not affect movement of the head.

Lastly, if you decide on a RRS plate you will need a screw that is long enough for the thickness of your clamp plus 10mm.
I also test fit a M6x20 (5mm longer than the screw provided by Sunway) and the screw hit the ball when the head was rotated 90 degrees. Best to check for full movement before final tightening.

Sorry for the crappy photos but its all I have at the moment. You can see the p0 stud in the lower left corner of the first picture. The second picture shows the two included mounting screws Sunway provides.


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Mar 27, 2015 07:16 |  #3

OneyedJack wrote in post #17493786 (external link)
I installed the Sunway DDY-60p0 using the M6x15 tapered hex head screw provided with the clamp. You can install it without removing the Arca's 1/4" stud but it is more secure using the bolt rather than the 3/8" bushing. Sunday provides the hardware to do it either way. Neither method is difficult.

The longer stud length is a moot point, at least the way I attach the camera. It lines up under the lens and it does not affect movement of the head.

Lastly, if you decide on a RRS plate you will need a screw that is long enough for the thickness of your clamp plus 10mm.
I also test fit a M6x20 (5mm longer than the screw provided by Sunway) and the screw hit the ball when the head was rotated 90 degrees. Best to check for full movement before final tightening.

Sorry for the crappy photos but its all I have at the moment. You can see the p0 stud in the lower left corner of the first picture. The second picture shows the two included mounting screws Sunway provides.

Ah - so you actually removed the original screw? I heard it was only getting harder to remove?

Also where did you actually buy that clamp it seems nobody has it yet


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Mar 27, 2015 08:50 as a reply to  @ kaitlyn2004's post |  #4

I bought it from OEC Camera on eBay. I believe they are located in Oregon.

Removing the screw was not hard in my case. I just used an 11mm socket and held the head in my hand. If you look in the first picture you can see a bit of white residue at the end of the threads of the stud (lower left corner). I believe thats the thread lock compound.


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