NEX 5N - Tripod Mounting Solutions?

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NEX 5N - Tripod Mounting Solutions?
Jan 20, 2012

Hi all,

Brand new to this forum.

I recently picked up a silver 5N over the holidays and I'm loving it... with one annoying exception: how do you mount this thing on a tripod?

From the manual:

"Use a tripod with a screw length of less than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch). You will be unable to firmly secure the camera to tripods having screws longer than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch), and may damage the camera."

Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't all tripods use the universal 1/4" screw? Seems like kind of a bone-headed move on an otherwise awesome little package.

I know there are Acra-Swiss type adapter plates from Jtec and RRS, but I'm looking to mount this on a video head, not a photo head.

Anyone have any solutions or workarounds? Can I replace the standard tripod screw with a smaller one? Use some sort of rubber washer?

Any tips would be most appreciated!

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