Another case of the E-M5iii tripod mount failing

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JustTheDad New Member • Posts: 14
Re: Not Olympus fault

If your tripod mount has a soft rubber pad surrounded by a hard edge, and you compress the rubber pad to a point where the hard plastic edge is touching the base, then tightening more pulls down on the tripod screw. You can exert a lot of force on something that way. Probably more than just the weight of the camera bouncing around on a strap. The flex it will inflict is limited compared to the strap mount, but it materials fatigue, the plastic may be too brittle...

I think they should strengthen the tripod mount to be able to resist that tension because it could happen with either a tripod plate or a strap attachment. I don't think it requires a recall though. Maybe just an extended warranty offer if it does break within the next 5 or 6 years, and fix the design.

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