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    45Aii Tripod socket changing

    Hi all,

    I want to change the tripod socket from 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch, the manual says it's interchangeable and the camera came with a 1/4 icnh installed. Anyone experienced a similar issue and had any success with it? I've writted to Toyo as well.

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    Many cameras have a 1/4" insert threaded into a 3/8" socket. Just need a screwdriver to remove the 1/4" insert.

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    Hi Jon,

    I already tried that. Basically when I remove the 1/4 inch socket the whole socket comes out. I think I'll need a seperate part with a 3/8 inch opening. Click image for larger version. 

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    Hi Ashok,

    I had the same camera, you are right. You need the completely seperate 3/8 adapter that screws back into that hole. The alternative adapter was passed onto me and likewise when I sold my camera.
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    Thanks Joe.

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    The 45Aii is supposed to come with two thread sockets. When you're buying it make sure both are with the package. I just bought the 3/8 inch from macgroupus.com - so my problem is solved.

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    In the worst case, a machinist can make the part for you (especially since you have the 1/4" insert to use as a pattern). It will likely be a lot more expensive than the mass-produces part, so keep searching for one of those first.

    Best,

    Doremus



 

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