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#1 Nick Norton

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 09:56 PM

Does anyone know where to find an adapter or a screw that would work with my manfrotto head and Eclair ACL?

The standard screw size that came on the manfrotto is too small, and i think my camera requires the larger 3/4'' thread size.


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#2 Mark Dunn

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:08 AM

You tripod may simply be too light for the job. The ACL will indeed have a larger thread (it's 3/8" actually, instead of the smaller 1/4") and you can buy an 3/8- 1/4 adapter to screw into the camera bush, but you may be putting too much strain on it.
Does the tripod have a fixed screw, or is it the kind with a separate plate? If the latter, you will be able to buy a plate with a 3/8 thread. Otherwise, be careful putting a £5000 camera on a £50 tripod.
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#3 Mark Dunn

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:11 AM

This is the adapter screw
http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItem

and the plates look like this
http://www.photoplus.../Manpage/19.htm
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#4 Nick Norton

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 03:34 PM

Thanks Mark!

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#5 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 08:00 PM

Yes, the ACL is 3/8" thread. And Eclair was a French company, although it has nothing to do with the thread size, as virtually all modern mid to big sized cameras share the 3/8" platform or bigger thread sizes. The bigger the camera, the bigger the thread size, generally speaking.
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