How to mount my Calumet CC-402 to tripod

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  1. Kekhotep

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    Hi,

    I need to mount my Calumet CC-402 to my tripod. The legs are strong by Slik. I've attached the head, the hexagon won't work.

    Is there a plate or attachment that will help?

    Thank you
     

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  2. Ian Grant

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    I assume the camera has a 3/8" tripod mount while the tripod plate looks to be 1/4".

    There's a small adaptor made which is very cheap most camera shops sell them, you just screw one int the camera's tripod thread. Less than $2 :D That's a lot cheaper than buying a new tripod plate.

    Ian
     
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    I have a cc-400 and it barely fits on my older Slik, but I dont have the quick release plate, I have the older removable stud style. I use a Tiltall for it now because it has a larger mounting plate that the camera mount fits on perfectly.
     
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    Is the problem that the screw in the plate is too short to screw in to the base of the camera? You can get a longer 1/4 20 bolt at the hardware store.

    Jon
     
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    Take care with the rating for the ball head also. I use a similar setup for my Cambo. Prior to the Cambo I used a Kodak Master View, long shaft, and it was heavier. I only used it on an old Tiltall clone.

    You may find that a monorail and a ball head are not the most useful combination. There is a lot to hold in place when you loosen the ball to adjust things a tiny bit only in one plane.
     
  6. Kekhotep

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    Thank you, I have read in Using The View Camera a 3-way tripod head is the way to go. Now, I'm gonna try and find a good used one. Any suggestions?

    Also, I'm about to look up, what I've never heard of, "Tiltall."

    I appreciate this site and all of the help.
     
  7. John Koehrer

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    Do you have a mounting block? It holds the rail & screws onto the tripod.

    Tiltall tripods have been around for at least fifty years & are still being made(in China). The originals were made in New Jersey and are considered to be better constructed.
    If you look for an original it will say "Marchioni Bros." on the name plate.
     
  8. Kekhotep

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    Yes John, it does have a mounting block.
     
  9. Rick A

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    At one time Tiltall tripods were sold by Calumet as the preferred tripods for the CC-400 series cameras. Freestyle sells the latest version of it for around a hundred bucks.