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#1 Giorgio Taricco

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 06:21 AM

Hello guys,

triyng to mount a pair of 15mm rods on the A-Minima power base but found that there are two threaded insert in the holes, seems reducer to 8mm rods. Can't find a way to remove them so there is a reducer adapter to mount 15mm rods on 8mm threaded insert? 

 

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#2 Giorgio Taricco

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 12:37 PM

Hello, can I kindly ask to a A-minima owner to post a pic of the camera base with the threaded holes  for the 15mm rods?  Still not found the right way to mount them on.

 

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#3 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 07:03 PM

Hey Giorgio,  I haven't used an aminima,  but I've always admired the chief designer,  and when you originally posted,  I looked on the web and saw one or two pics of rods mounted in the camera base.  From those, and the manual specs,  the screw mounting is 3/8",  the short rods that I saw a pic of had machined flats inboard to enable tightening.  If your mounting hole/thread on the camera base has been modified then I supose everything changes. 

 

Maybe take a macro pic showing the threaded hole in the base and the threaded end of the rod(s) you have.  If something unusual has been done to the base,  threads,  the a fix may not be too hard for a good machinist or hobyist with a lathe.


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#4 Giorgio Taricco

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 01:52 PM

Hello Gregg, I've checked and yes the threaded bushes inside the holes have 3/8 thread, problem is that seems impossible to find a pair of 15mm rods with internal 3/8 threads.... they all have 1/2 or 12mm thread as the ones I have. Any help to find a pair?

 

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#5 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:02 PM

I thought I already sent this message. The black cat is not walking smoothly through the frame...

Anyway.
If rods originally for that camera/threaded mount are not available then perhaps one is looking at cheap chinese rods that have internally threaded ends...There may be some with internal 3/8 thread. Worth looking and asking the ebay vendors. Otherwise, a small male fitting with 3/8 thread on one end and 1/2 or 12mm thread at the other could easily be made. As a DIY it may be easier to take a 3/8" screw and machine the shoulder to fit the ID of the rod tube nicely and just glue it in with epoxy. Drill the srew out to be a tube before you glue it in (removes weight). Also, there should be a small flange on the shoulder to but against the rod end.

Get what I mean?
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