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The whole socket on my 5D3 Came away today. It popped out of the body whilst I was adjusting a tripod head. I use a Black Rapid shoulder strap. I can only assume that has weakened it over time. Just glad I had it in my hands at the time.


This question actually inspired me to create an account, because I just recently went to the trouble to fabricate the exact thing you describe for my old Olympus XZ-1, which has a very similar situation on its underside. I made mine out of 0.25" ABS, which is available on a certain auction site in sheets as small as 5x7", and is very easy to work with if you ...


Instead of looking for a plate with an offset hole, it may be easier to find a suitable tripod quick release plate. These use a clamp which screws onto the top of your tripod, and a plate screwed to to the bottom of the camera. Then the plate just slides into the clamp, and locks in place. The most popular system is 'Arca Swiss' style, it is used by a ...


The gadget you're looking for is called an offset plate, but there's the legendary bad news and good news. The bad news is that I've never seen one small enough that it wouldn't interfere with the battery door on your camera. Most of them are designed for SLRs and other cameras with lots of room on the bottom. The good news is that the cost of material ...

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