Another case of the E-M5iii tripod mount failing

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cba_melbourne Senior Member • Posts: 1,745
Re: Another case of the E-M5iii tripod mount failing

EZGritz wrote:

Looks like the mount should be backed by an inside metal plate attached to the metal frame, or some way to make it more robust, but you can break anything if you apply too much leverage to it. I would never use a lever to tighten it this way. It doesn't need to be that tight. I have to call this contributory damage. Overtightening of something that should be engineered to be stronger.

Tripod mounts use a coarse thread, which is harder to overtighten. Coarse threads need less revolutions to attach, its like a higher gear in a car. One has to be REALLY brutal to overtighten a camera mount, or use a long tool.

In normal use you simply cannot overtighten it - unless it is an exceptionally weak anchor design. In which case it would make sense to make the tripod mount nut out of plastic, so it's threads would simply strip before the anchor rip out the camera. Tripod mount nuts are easy and cheap to replace, if their anchors have not been ripped out of the camera.

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