Another case of the E-M5iii tripod mount failing

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Impulses Veteran Member • Posts: 6,440
Re: Another case of the E-M5iii tripod mount failing

larsbc wrote:

Funny Valentine wrote:

Olympus is in trouble. Plastic is always a downgrade.

It's poor design that is the problem, not the use of plastic. I've had plastic cameras in the past which have had zero problems with the tripod socket. This is not something that is endemic to plastic cameras.

Almost worthless anecdotal evidence here but I've carried my oh-so-plastic GX850 around with a 75/1.8 while mounted to the side of a bag with a PD Capture clip for hours on end and it's no worse for wear than my mag alloy GM1 was... The 75/1.8 isn't that heavy tho. I did buy an E-M5 III and a universal 3 Legged Thing L plate for it, so I'll have to keep eye on this situation... Maybe end up with a RRS plate again, sigh.

That being said, I've never been comfortable with carrying larger lenses/cameras by the tripod mount, not necessarily out of lack of trust but mostly because I prefer the lugs ergonomically and I don't carry lenses too big either way. I don't even mount my E-M5 II/III to the Capture Clip much outside of during lens swaps, but I'll definitely be using that L plate so I'm a little concerned at least, specially since the plate changes the angle of force on that socket somewhat.

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