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Which tripod mount do I need?

I bought a Canon DSLR in Singapore in 2005 and recently lost my tripod. I am vaguely aware that tripod mounts are either metric or imperial. Which am I likely to need?
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Why do a majority of still cameras only have one tripod hole?

All the still cameras I own only have one hole for a tripod. What is the reason for that? Unless you mount the camera very tight it wiggles around and even then it doesn't seem as secure as the video ...
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Seeking for gimbal head-like vertically sliding clamp

for my project of wireless motorized gimbal head for DSLR, I am seeking for gimbal head-like vertically sliding clamp with quick release (ideally arca-swiss). The rail which it slides on is not a ...
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How can I mount an action camera to a tripod when both have "out" tripod screws?

I recently bought an action camera made in south Africa by a company named VOLKANO, the accessory pack has a tripod mount with an "out screw" (sorry i have no clue whats its called) and my tripod (...
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How do I add a microphone mount to my camera? [closed]

I am purchasing this microphone for my camera. Unfortunately my camera does not have a mount on top for it. I use my camera mounted on a tripod. What options are available to me to facilitate using ...
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What's the plastic piece on my camera mount?

I recently bought a hand-held camera mount for my compact camera. The head-mount has a plastic tab on it similar to the one in the picture below. What is this tab for? Currently all it does is ...
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Will a 1/4 20 nut fit a tripod plate with a 1/4 20 bolt?

I ordered from China off the net a 1/4 20 butterfly nut, but it does not fit the 1/4 20 bolt on the tripod plate. Do I need a bigger nut size? I was under the impression the same size nut should fit. ...
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What is this screw on top of my tripod?

I recently acquired this tripod and was wondering what this screw is and what I need to do to make this tripod usable with a DSLR. The screw seems to be a bit wider than half an inch. What kind of ...
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What can I use to shift a tripod mount to the side for easier access to the battery compartment?

Does something like this exist? I am looking for a piece that I can attach to the bottom of my Panasonic LX100, which has a tripod hole that is very close to the door of the battery compartment. I am ...
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Why would someone want a plain screw rather than a release plate?

I see a number of ball heads for sale that have a long quarter-inch screw and plastic knob threaded on it. To attach it to the camera, you have to spin the camera or the tri (mono) pod a few ...
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How to mount a Gopro to DSLR?

I am looking for a way to mount a Gopro to a DSLR but without using the hotshoe (already taken). That probably leaves the bottom of the camera available. The idea is to record video during photo ...
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How do I repair stripped threads of a tripod mount?

The tripod mount of my Canon 1Ds has been worn out and I need to repair it. I've been searching the Internet and found this method involving using a Helicoil Eco kit. It seems like a sensible (both ...
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Which adapter should I buy to adapt this Heiwa tripod, to attach my camera?

I cannot find the right adapter to plug on the tripod with the following form factor : Measurements are expressed in Centimeters.
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Are certain type of tripod heads safer than others? Does the price makes a difference?

I was shooting stars the other night. Mounted my DSLR on the tripod, which I have used many times. This time I particularly looked under the camera to make sure the camera is properly mounted. ...
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How to mount a DSLR to the ceiling for bird's eye view pictures?

I am looking to take pictures of oriental carpets and need to somehow mount my DSLR to the ceiling. I do have a remote shutter, but I am wondering what would be the best way to mount a DSLR to a ...
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Where can I get the tripod-to-camera adapter for my Nikon D90?

I just purchased a used D90. I had a tripod but I just found that the D90 didn't have the tripod mount (the adapter to mount the D90 to the tripod). Is there anywhere online I can buy that?
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Mini-Mobile And Mobile Tripods - How To Make Them Hold Smartphones For Taking Good Still Shots?

I am mostly taking shots with my HTC Desire S 5MP smartphone. But for a long time wanted to get mobile tripod which is compact and easy to carry. The problem is with their mostly used universal 1/4 ...
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How strong is the tripod mount on the bottom of a DSLR?

I'm looking at getting a sling-style strap for my camera (Canon 60D) but the one thing I keep wondering is if the tripod mount is strong enough to "hang" the camera from. I've seen some discussions ...
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Is there a standard tripod mount?

Is there a standard tripod mount? Is it reasonable to assume that a given tripod will attach successfully to a given camera, or will I have to research my options?
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Why doesn't my tripod ball head fit properly on the legs any more?

I've a tripod ball head (Manfroto 496RC2) which used to fit perfectly with a tripod legs (Trax travelpod 480A) that I had. I removed the head a couple of days back and now I'm trying to reattach them ...
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How do I fasten a Nikon D90 to a tripod head with camera alignment pin?

A few years ago I got my first DSLR (a Canon EOS 350D), as well as my first tripod. Now I changed my camera to Nikon D90, but kept the tripod. When I first tried to mount my new camera on the old ...
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Do GoPro mounts use standard tripod points?

I've been looking at some wearable camera mounts, and I get the impression that GoPro mounts are different from the standard tripod mount point. Can I use my video camera with its standard screw-in ...
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What can I use to attach a strap to the tripod socket on my camera?

Just bought a new strap which I'm very happy with then saw the fancy-schmancy slings that attach to the tripod-screw mount under the camera. Is there a threaded bolt with a loop or two to allow me to ...
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