Does such a thing exist: Non-twist camera plate for quick release systems.?

Started Jan 10, 2013 | Questions thread
joejack951 Senior Member • Posts: 2,682
Re: Does such a thing exist: Non-twist camera plate for quick release systems.?

Peter Berressem wrote:

plevyadophy wrote:

Peter Berressem wrote:

When you now replace the screws by headless screws, long enough to hit the camera body, they will block the plate in place. That's what I use.


Yeah, they do exist. I have not long come off of eBay and there are quite a few of them. The ones i see there are made by Markins and some company called Sunwayfoto. I guess other companies make them too.

Maybe you missed this above part of my reply... in fact, I use any plate I wish, drill two threaded holes anywhere it suits and secure the camera from twisting by two headless screws. It doesn't need much tightening of them.

Btw, Manfrotto uses this since long at their tripods to prevent the respective head from rotating.

It took me a few minutes (maybe because I'm a bit under the weather) to understand what you were getting at. I now understand. For those who are a bit lot as I was, Peter's "headless screws" are "set screws", perhaps even socket head set screws (SHSS for those who like acronyms). You can get flat or cup style set screws which will give varying amounts of bite into the base of your camera. I would not recommend using a pointed (cone style) set screw for this.

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