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#1 David Cunningham

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:35 AM

Sorry to ask a dumb question...

 

I believe my Eclair ACL has a 3/8 tripod mount hole.  Is that true?

 

If so, I have a 1/4 tripod right now.  Anyone have experience with these 1/4 adapters?  (You screw them into the 3/8 hole to give you a 3/8 hole.)

 

http://www.bhphotovi...rew_3_8_16.html

 

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http://www.bhphotovi...3_8_to_1_4.html

 

 

 

Thanks!


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#2 John Salim

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:07 AM

Yes, these adapters do work very well ....with much lighter 'stills' cameras - but don't know if I'd trust one with a much heavier 16mm Eclair.

 

If you must buy one, go for the ( more expensive ) Arca-Swiss adapter. This is probably made of better quality hardened steel ( as you'd expect from Arca-Swiss ), though personally I'd ask them first !

 

I have had one of the cheaper ones break on me, due to ( my excessive ) force. :o

 

One other important thing, check the Eclair's base will safely take the 8mm depth required without causing internal damage.

 

 

John S :rolleyes:


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#3 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:08 PM

... I have a 1/4 tripod right now.

 

David,

What tripod head do you have there?


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#4 David Cunningham

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:32 AM

I have this tripod and only the head and plate that came with it.

 

Dave


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#5 Mark Dunn

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 10:50 AM

I'm not sure I'd trust one of these with anything heavier than a K3 (mine has one).

You may be able to get a plate with a 3/8 fitting made up for not too much money.


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#6 Glenn Brady

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:24 AM

Screws on some tripod heads are interchangeable between 1/4-20 and 3/8-16. 


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