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Aug 07, 2010 09:26 |  #1

Has anyone ever heard of one wearing out because of constant installing/removing of the tripod plate?


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Aug 07, 2010 09:31 |  #2

I read a thread here where the thread had stripped. I've also heard about an occasion where the whole plate had dropped off after the tiny securing screws had loosened.

A very good excuse for using some kind of QR clamp and plate.


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Aug 07, 2010 09:34 as a reply to  @ Lowner's post |  #3

You mean leaving the tripod plate installed all the time? The sockets look well built but I would sure hate to have one replaced. Thanks for the input. jb


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Aug 07, 2010 09:48 |  #4

Yes, I have a plate on each camera and on each lens ring. They stay put.


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Aug 07, 2010 10:03 as a reply to  @ Lowner's post |  #5

I've never heard of a camera tripod screw wearing out from use, not in 40 years. The 1/4-20 thread is hellatiously strong. You might be able to pull the plate it's machined into out of the camera (if it's non-integral, as on plastic-bodied cameras). And more common in the past was for someone to dog a too-long tripod screw so hard that it punched through into the camera body.

But stripping the thread of a metal tripod socket...I would not believe it without seeing it. That would take someone using a wrench on it--there is not enough leverage possible on the knurled knob alone to strip those threads with one's fingers.


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