tripod adapter

Discussion in 'Large Format' started by rich_lahrson, Jan 28, 1998.

  1. I need to get an adapter for a tripod that has the larger European
    type thread to fit a camera that has the smaller American type thread.
    Is there anything commercially available or will I have to go to
    a machinist? I don't want to alter the tripod or the camera.
  2. If I understand correctly,the tripod screw is the larger (3/8") size, and the socket in the camera is the smaller (1/4") size. Most adaptors that I've seen work in the reverse direction. Rather than trying to find an adaptor that works, you might want to consider simply replacing the tripod screw. Most tripod heads permit the screw to be removed and replaced easily, without having to make any permanent modifications.
  3. The 3/8" to 1/4" or 1/4" to 3/8" adapters are readily available in all of my local camera shops here in Canberra (small capital of Australia with a population of 180,000), and there are also adapters for other wierd sizes. They seems to be made by HAMA (Germany?) and cost less than $5.
  4. All your troubles are over when you buy a LINHOF quickfix II
    Another thing that will be solved is the clumsy fumbling around
    when putting the camera on the pod



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