I was just wondering if anyone leaves the sliding tripod block on the tripod, and just slides the camera into and out of it? Seems like this would be a better solution for one person, rather than trying to "wrangle" a screw into a hole.
Of course not all ULF cameras have sliding tripod blocks.
Yes, this is what I do when mounting a Calumet C-1 to a Majestic tripod head for shooting. I just leave the tripod block on the tripod all of the time and slide the camera in and out of it when setting up/tearing down (respectively). The C-1 is so heavy it will torque on the tripod regardless of how much I tighten it down--probably just need to get a 2nd hole drilled for a second screw, but I digress.
Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!