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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:14 pm 
tombomba2 wrote:
Do you fear to over-tighten the screws that hold the camera or other ones?
And no, I have not seen a pin to lock the cam-body into position on my Manfrotto and no hole on the base of my D80 either??


I tighten the screw on the head of the tripod as hard as it will go.

Maybe pin isn't the right word. Here's an image of what I mean. The "pin" can be seen next to the screw.

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And that's a turned over white plastic cup, not part of the tripod.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:52 pm 
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Ah, and where does this "pin" fit in on the camera-body side?
And tightening did not help?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:40 pm 
There's no whole or fit for the pin. It's on a spring, so that it will recede. As the bottom of the camera is not totally flat, it would seem its [the pin's] purpose is to cling to some recess.

The camera just slides down, when in "portrait" position, as if there is little grip between the tripod's head and the camera body.


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Just add double-sided adhesive tape :!:
No, just kidding :D
But I fear that this is the "price" for a cheap tripod :cry:
But you can still try to increase the "grip" or friction of the mount by some "advanced materials"...

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Like a small piece of adhesive sand-paper?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:52 am 
I have a cheap Nikon tripod that has a plastic tip about 2mm high that is right next to the mounting screw. Seems to be what you have Luis except mine is plastic. It's got a spring underneath and can be pushed to be flush with the top of the mounting surface. It doesn't seem to do anything but make a noise as it scrapes the base of the D80 while I screw the D80 it in.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:23 am 
I think the 'plastic pin' is to act as a stopper for cameras that are small.
I have a Sony T-9 and when mounted on the tripod, the pin is either front or back of the Camera, to prevent err ..movement ?


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