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Old Nov 30, 2008, 3:16 PM   #1
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I have a tripod that doesn't screw directly into my XSi. There is a "plate" that has screw in it. The screw goes into the screwhole in the bottom of the camera. Then, you mount the plate into the tripod.

I'm guessing this is standard setup.

The plate has the screw, AND a second little "bump" of a thing that my video camera uses. The two elements (the screw and the bump) give the plate two anchors to keep the video camera from spinningunintentionally.

My XSi has only room for the screw. I don't like what I did earlier this weekend. I mounted the camera on the plate and then on the tripod. I then needed to take a shot vertically, so the tripod top was rotated 90 degrees. Then the weight of the flash caused the camera to "spin"until the weight of the flash caused the camera to be upside down.

I tightend the screw as hard as I could by hand, and that helped somewhat, but it was not a fix. The camera still would spin (very slowly). So I used pliers to tighten the screw. That worked.

But I do not like the idea of using that much force to hold the screw, plate and camera in place.

I'l provide pictures to further explain.

My question... Is there a tripod setup for a XSi that hold the camera securely when the camera is tilted on it s side?

I'll post the photos asap.

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Here's where the camera turns down toward the ground.

If I don't want this to happen, I have to tighten the screw with pliers. That seems like way too much force.

If the camera had two holes in the bottom, then the screw could go into the screw hole and the second silver colored nub, could go into that second hole. But there's isn't a second hole (like the one in my video camera)

Does canon make a special mounting boot (Plate) that grabs the camera without using brute force?


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