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    How to keep stand mount and head from spinning

    See pic, this Bogen studio stand mount spins and locks down, but when I attach the head to it, although I can tighten it, the camera is so large that it's easily rotated. What's the proper way of connecting these together to prevention rotation?

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    Re: How to keep stand mount and head from spinning

    Try thin dense hobby foam in between. It needs something to grip. If you need thinner try, a couple of strips of electrical tape or gaffers tape.
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    Re: How to keep stand mount and head from spinning

    Quote Originally Posted by esearing View Post
    Try thin dense hobby foam in between. It needs something to grip. If you need thinner try, a couple of strips of electrical tape or gaffers tape.
    Thanks. I thought there may have been some sort of mechanical solution everyone knew about except me :| Tried to find my old mouse pad but ended up sacrificing a Frank Zappa coaster, I'll see how that works.

    Thanks for the reply.

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    Re: How to keep stand mount and head from spinning

    If that doesn't work well, you could try a rubber sink stopper. Just cut with scissors to fit and then glue to the tripod head.

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    Re: How to keep stand mount and head from spinning

    First get rid of that crap on there. Then drill and tap the mount for a set screw. Your problem will be solved for good.

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    Re: How to keep stand mount and head from spinning

    You wasted a Frank Zappa coaster on that? Hope you have more!

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    Re: How to keep stand mount and head from spinning

    Quote Originally Posted by Ari View Post
    You wasted a Frank Zappa coaster on that? Hope you have more!
    No worries. They are only $3.00 a piece. Might have to get some myself!

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    Re: How to keep stand mount and head from spinning

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Gales View Post
    No worries. They are only $3.00 a piece. Might have to get some myself!

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/1725136...2313f2c60108df
    Still useable, but I did change to the sink stopper you suggested.



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    Re: How to keep stand mount and head from spinning

    I hope the sink stopper works out for you. Either way, have a beer for Frank!

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