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Questions about tripod mount.

 
Fenka856
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Jul 05, 2012 08:50 |  #1

Do you guys keep the tripod mounting plate on your camera the whole time? On the G12 seems kinda PITA when you need it. What are you guys using? I need to buy another one to keep on my XT. Just a random thought. Thanks.


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Jul 05, 2012 13:14 |  #2

If I were using my tripod at all times, I would keep the mounting plate on. Since I don't, I only install it when needed. The battery door on the G12 is blocked by the tripod plate, and would necessitate removal, when the battery needed to be replaced. That's far more often, than I will use my tripod. :)


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Jul 05, 2012 18:10 |  #3

I keep it on at all times. I only use a gorillapod so if I have my G12 with me I have my tripod also. It's really only a PITA if the battery runs out. I like shooting long exposure so it's really worth it for me.


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Jul 06, 2012 08:11 |  #4

I keep the tripod shoe on my DSLR at all times. I have a second one to use with my G11 and tried keeping it on, but it just seemed like a bit much on such a compact camera. Now I just keep the shoe in my bag for whenever I might need it.


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Jul 07, 2012 00:15 |  #5

The Jtec-online L-bracket looks interesting. I have a Kirkphoto plate which is not available anymore as far as I could tell at their site. I leave it on all the time but its bottom only and the battery compartment and the lcd are fully functional. ReallyRightStuff has an L available for the 12 also.


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Jul 07, 2012 00:41 |  #6

Both of my bodies, and all of my lenses (that have tripod rings) have QR plates attached full time. That way I can just grab the tripod and run; no muss, no fuss.


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