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    Re: Looking For Ideas on Converting a Vageeswari Camera to Accept Standard Tripod

    We can make a custom plate that will attach to you current plate or replace it with a permanent custom plate. Contact us to discuss options.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Looking For Ideas on Converting a Vageeswari Camera to Accept Standard Tripod

    Quote Originally Posted by Ries Tripod View Post
    We can make a custom plate that will attach to you current plate or replace it with a permanent custom plate. Contact us to discuss options.

    Cheers,
    Spencer Hughes
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    Thanks. Will do.

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    Re: Looking For Ideas on Converting a Vageeswari Camera to Accept Standard Tripod

    Quote Originally Posted by Ries Tripod View Post
    We can make a custom plate that will attach to you current plate or replace it with a permanent custom plate. Contact us to discuss options.
    Any mildly competent machinist can make the plate you need. Such a plate is a first-entry skill for machining; entirely elementary.

    Shop competitively. My bet is that Ries' quote will be at least 500% over the top.

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    Re: Looking For Ideas on Converting a Vageeswari Camera to Accept Standard Tripod

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    Any mildly competent machinist can make the plate you need. Such a plate is a first-entry skill for machining; entirely elementary.

    Shop competitively. My bet is that Ries' quote will be at least 500% over the top.
    Maybe, but you won't have to "shop" and I bet it will be done right the first time. L

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    Re: Looking For Ideas on Converting a Vageeswari Camera to Accept Standard Tripod

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    I used a piece of plywood and a 1/4 inch t-bolt (t-nut). I use this with Manfrotto hexagonal plates. A bit rudimentary and Bauhaus style yet it works and is really cheap - about $10.00. On the plus side I can revert to the original tripod fittings by removing the bolts.

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    Re: Looking For Ideas on Converting a Vageeswari Camera to Accept Standard Tripod

    Here are other suggestions. They are not mine. They are more elaborate and look nice as well. Cheers Michael.
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    Re: Looking For Ideas on Converting a Vageeswari Camera to Accept Standard Tripod

    Nice ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Looking For Ideas on Converting a Vageeswari Camera to Accept Standard Tripod

    Michael, this is a far better solution than the addition of a square wooden panel. I also remember seing that the clover leaf design was a standard item that could be bought in the early 20th century.

    You have mounted the central female thread the wrong way around! It will just pull out under stress. The three lugs should be on the opposite side of the round wooden plate.

    It is tempting to suggest that you could, perhaps, use a more ęsthetically pleasing wood surface. But it would have to be laminated due to the mounting holes being near the edge.

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    Re: Looking For Ideas on Converting a Vageeswari Camera to Accept Standard Tripod

    Steven, the T nut is correctly mounted; the photograph is taken from the top side of the wooden plate inside the camera looking down. I cannot however, make sense of your first sentence. Did you intend to attach a photo to illustrate "this is a far better solution ............ panel"? I do intend to eventually tidy up the wooden panel. In the meantime, it is working perfectly; and so much easier to handle than the three legged wooden tripod that came with the camera. It sits on a studio camera stand. Cheers Michael.

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    Re: Looking For Ideas on Converting a Vageeswari Camera to Accept Standard Tripod

    I saw the second two photos as an alternative to the first - not the same construction. And the view of the second two was looking up from underneath the base plate rather than down past the bellows. A circular wooden plate set in the round hole ( which I thought your photos showed) is, in my view, far more pleasing than a square plate above the original base.

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