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Which clamp for my Arca-swiss p0?

 
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Aug 08, 2017 10:23 |  #16

kaitlyn2004 wrote in post #18422215 (external link)
Ah, you've got the larger one. I wish I could just walk into a store and confirm the smaller one works with my plate, but alas I live in Canada ;(

I've never been to the storefront, however, phone service is top notch, the guy I spoke to was aware of the p0. Look for a countersunk that accepts M6 screws, I'm assuming all will.

just avoid the ones with the screw bottom, you want countersunk.


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Aug 11, 2017 13:43 |  #17

My B2-40 arrived today and fits my Kirk L-bracket perfectly!

Now I just have to get it attach to the p0!


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Aug 11, 2017 14:57 |  #18

Charlie wrote in post #18422188 (external link)
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.

Just wanted to follow up on this one - where did you come to this conclusion? Only because I haven't come across any other mention about removing or otherwise doing anything with that pad. It is also the piece that rotates and wouldn't want to risk impacting that...

If the clamp goes on tight, wouldn't that pad actually help vs smooth metal on smooth metal? If it has any give in it at all, then a tightened clamp can sort of create its own groove which would also help secure it against rotation


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Aug 12, 2017 17:00 |  #19

Woo! Got my bolt off the p0 at the Home Depot (actually, the guy there did it all for me!). It did have some white "loctite" on it though it didn't seem like he really applied that much pressure to remove it.

It seems my RRS-supplied M6 bolt fits perfectly, whereas others have said it hits the ball... hmm!

Given that the clamp has no threads, what can I do to prevent rotation of the clamp itself?

Should I apply some form of loctite to the M6 bolt? Should I clean out the threads within the ballhead (how?)?


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Aug 12, 2017 21:34 |  #20

kaitlyn2004 wrote in post #18426106 (external link)
Woo! Got my bolt off the p0 at the Home Depot (actually, the guy there did it all for me!). It did have some white "loctite" on it though it didn't seem like he really applied that much pressure to remove it.

It seems my RRS-supplied M6 bolt fits perfectly, whereas others have said it hits the ball... hmm!

Given that the clamp has no threads, what can I do to prevent rotation of the clamp itself?

Should I apply some form of loctite to the M6 bolt? Should I clean out the threads within the ballhead (how?)?

If you don't have a way to prevent rotation of the RRS clamp, then yes, I would use some blue loctite on the bolt. I've heard clear fingernail polish works just as well.


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Aug 12, 2017 21:56 |  #21

The clamp won't move, it's solid. In fact if my force is too much, the 3/8 tripod will slip first!

As for the clamp base piece, I read it in a blog, and indeed you get a more solid connection. Trust me, it's like a sticker peel it off, you can stick it back on our toss in the trash like I did.


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