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Tripod mount thread position Grrrrrrrr!!

This also applies to the EM10. The tripod mount screw thread being so close to the lens mount means if I fit my Panasonic 100-300 lens my arca Swiss plates snag on the lens and stop me tightening the plate in position. The 12-40 just clears.
I Bought a grip with integral arca Swiss fitting for the EM10 but didn't really want to buy a grip for the EM5 mkii.
Bad design Olympus! I can only think they've done it to push you to buy the 75-300
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Re: Tripod mount thread position Grrrrrrrr!!

Can't you simply grind/file away the offending part of the plate?
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Re: Tripod mount thread position Grrrrrrrr!!

Hi there Paul!

Just a thought, but there is a third party tripod mount for the panasonic 100-300 made in germany - I've seen one sold through the forum before. That would solve your problem and prevent the weight of the lens being on the lens mount when the camera is on the tripod.

I have had similar problems with non-olympus lenses, but never with olympus - you can't really complain that they have made the smallest camera possible but it won't fit every m43 lens and tripod plate combination possible!

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Re: Tripod mount thread position Grrrrrrrr!!

Panasonic make a tripod spacer, search DMW TA1.
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Re: Tripod mount thread position Grrrrrrrr!!

Some useful suggestions here, one of which will hopefully solve Paul's problem. Thanks guys.
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Re: Tripod mount thread position Grrrrrrrr!!

Cheers Guys. Like the spacer idea, maybe a bit of diy to follow the tripod foot looks interesting too.
I was thinking of drilling another hole to the front of my plate but will have a play to check the head clamp won't snag the lens.
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Re: Tripod mount thread position Grrrrrrrr!!

Paul,

I have the 'Roesch' tripod collar for the Panasonic 100-300 that I am prepared to sell to you if you would like it. I bought it off this site a little while ago in advance of getting the 100-300, only to end up buying the 40-150 Pro instead.

It's a super piece of engineering, very high quality and close to new condition, will be happy to sell it to you for 30.00 plus postage.

Kind regards, Simon
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Re: Tripod mount thread position Grrrrrrrr!!

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Cheers Guys. Like the spacer idea, maybe a bit of diy to follow the tripod foot looks interesting too.
I was thinking of drilling another hole to the front of my plate but will have a play to check the head clamp won't snag the lens.
Why bother with blu-tack and old kitchen rolls (lol) when there's a well made device readily available, the TA1. I have one and can advise that it interfaces perfectly between the camera and tripod mount, ensuring no damage occurs to either the camera or the attached lens.
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Re: Tripod mount thread position Grrrrrrrr!!

Simon, PM sent

Ricoh, the TA1 looks a good solution but googling brings up only one for sale and thats in Japan! And the Roesch collar looks much more the part too
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Re: Tripod mount thread position Grrrrrrrr!!

Harrison cameras are showing stock, if that helps.

http://www.harrisoncameras.co.uk/pd/...AN-DMW-TA1.htm
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Thanks! Most places I found showed discontinued.
I bow to your superior search powers, Sir!
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Re: Tripod mount thread position Grrrrrrrr!!

The reason being I know the topic off by heart as I recently bagged one up myself, I was lucky and found one on the bay at €40.
It's a really good design solution, so good I've left it permanently attached to the tripod. Now whatever camera / lens combo I attach it sits clear of the Arca plate and no fear of damage. Brilliant!
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Re: Tripod mount thread position Grrrrrrrr!!

I have one of these and found it quite useful , but worry a little about the stresses imposed due to the fairly small footprint.

Ffordes have one in, "mint" condition (knowing Ffordes that will mean what it says) for £15.
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Re: Tripod mount thread position Grrrrrrrr!!

Thanks George! I've ordered it as at that price it's too good to miss and have both options.
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You lucky so and so.
Well done!
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