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Homer Simpson
10th February 2010, 07:45 PM
I have a benbo tripod (from the OM days!)

I'm anxious about screwing my new plastic body E 520 to it

Am I worrying too much?
What do you other benbo users do?

StephenL
10th February 2010, 07:53 PM
Wrestle it! No, seriously, don't worry. The tripod mount is strong. I always used a Manfrotto head with a quick release plate and kept the plate permanently on the body, but that was for convenience, not 'cos I was worried about stripping threads.


What do you other benbo users do?

ChrisG
10th February 2010, 08:27 PM
Or play it .... I also have a 1980's vintage Benbo made by Kennett Engineering, UK.
Works fine with my E3.
Chris.

crimbo
10th February 2010, 08:28 PM
On the Benbo head you can alter the thread length that screws into the camera...I have used an E400 and an E620 with no problems....

Zuiko
10th February 2010, 09:25 PM
never had a problem with either my E500 or E510 on my benbo. Always used a Mamiya Q/R plate. Although the body is plastic the tripod mount is metal. :)

shenstone
10th February 2010, 09:43 PM
Hi "Homer"

I agree with all the guys here - it shouln't be a problem at all - afterall the camera body may be plastic, but the screw thread isn't

I also agree once you go to Quick release plates you'll never go back so pop a head on it and enjoy it again

Regards
Andy

ndl0071
11th February 2010, 08:34 AM
I agree as above, I've used E510, E30 and E3 with my Benbo and standard Benbo head. Never experienced any problems.