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Old Feb 17, 2012, 10:14 PM   #1
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Default SX 40 HS + Quick Release ?

What have you chosen as a Quick Release head for your new SX40 and tripod setup ?

I am looking for alternatives that do not interfere with the battery & card door as I would rather leave the plate on the camera all the time.

I prefer to use a panhead, but could be persuaded otherwise to get what I want,

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Old Feb 20, 2012, 6:34 AM   #2
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I am using Velbon CX Mini
http://www.flickr.com/groups/canonsx...57629353087919

Leaving quick release all time at camera.
I think large surface of quick release gives better stability.
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 9:20 AM   #3
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I am using Velbon CX Mini
http://www.flickr.com/groups/canonsx...57629353087919

Leaving quick release all time at camera.
I think large surface of quick release gives better stability.
Thanks for the link ianoop, lot's of info there.

As for the quick release you have shown however, it looks pretty wide. Good for stability, but a long way from the holding screw in the center to the edge of the plate ?

Without holding it, I can't imagine it will not interfere with the door.

You say you can leave that QR on your camera AND open your door to remove the battery or SD card ?

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Thanks for the link ianoop, lot's of info there.

As for the quick release you have shown however, it looks pretty wide. Good for stability, but a long way from the holding screw in the center to the edge of the plate ?

Without holding it, I can't imagine it will not interfere with the door.

You say you can leave that QR on your camera AND open your door to remove the battery or SD card ?
Holding screw is in the center of the plate and due to wide plate it blocks the battery/sd card door.
I said that , I never left QR on camera when not using tripod.
I think QR is just for situation in which you need to take some quickly spotted scene and your tripod can't adjust too soon to take picture.
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Ahahhh ! I got ya now. Thanks for the clarification.

I still would like to think someone has come up with something to work on there full time.

I looked at a Monfrotto QR ( sorry, don't have the number at hand) It has a smaller profile than yours and had three additional holes drilled in the plate in addition to the mounting screw. Maybe with a little machine work it could be made to work, it looks close. I'll let you know how it works out if I go that route if you'd like.
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