D700 tripod problem...

Started May 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
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D700 tripod problem...
May 9, 2012

Hello,

I like to take long exposure shots at night which means I must use a tripod. In the landscape orientation everything is fine, but when I tilt the tripod head to the portrait orientation and tilt the camera up it automatically tilts down (unscrews itself) slowly due to the weight of the lens. Of course this produces blurry images. I am just using the old traditional tripod mounting plate which looks something like this:

My questions is: what solutions are available out there? My tripod is a good brand and solid, so I am just thinking of getting a proper mounting plate for the D700. Any suggestions?

This question might have been asked before so if you could direct me to older similar threads then that would be good too.

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