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    Feisol Ball Head/Quick Release

    I have just taken rapid delivery of a new Feisol 3471 tripod and CB70 ball head. I'm very
    pleased with the quality of the workmanship. Great products. It sure seems like a solid support. When the ball head is locked down its entirely immovable.
    I just discovered that the Quick Release plates that I ordered are
    fitted with 1/4" camera mounting screws. (The website clearly states
    that the mounting screws are indeed 1/4".... I should pay more
    attention!) My 10X8 camera requires a 3/8" mounting screw! Is
    there anything that can be done to allow me to use the ball head and
    Quick Release with my 3/8" camera socket? I've emailed Feisol but impatience to know the solution has gotten the upper hand so I thought I might just ask you folks.

    kev

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    Re: Feisol Ball Head/Quick Release

    They didn't include one of those 3/8" to 1/4" adapters? Those you should be able to get at your local camera shop for pennies. A 1/4" bolt will hold about 1000 lbs so that's more than enough for your camera.
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    Re: Feisol Ball Head/Quick Release

    I was planning on a Markins Q3 but am thinking hard about the Feisol CB-50. Their products seem to be very well made. Would like to hear more from people who have used both Feisol ballheads and the regular Arca/Kirk/RRS/Markins etc.

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    Re: Feisol Ball Head/Quick Release

    I have a Feisol tripod and head, and I'm pleased.

    Michael A. Heald

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    Re: Feisol Ball Head/Quick Release

    Look back through the packing material, again. All the gear I have received from Feisol has included extra 3/8's to 1/4 inch adapters. The 1/4 inch screw is more than adequate to attach the plate to the camera, 3/8's is overkill.

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    Re: Feisol Ball Head/Quick Release

    Steve the camera only accepts a 3/8" mounting screw. The Feisol QP screw is 1/4". Any adapter would have to take it up from 1/4" to 3/8" to accommodate the camera thread.

    kev

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    Re: Feisol Ball Head/Quick Release

    The bushing (adapter) screws into the 3/8 thread in your camera. Then you just screw the plate into the bushing. The bushing should have notches that allow you to use a flat head screw driver to assist you. You should be able to get one at a decent camera store.

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    Re: Feisol Ball Head/Quick Release

    "Eureka!"
    Thanks folks

    kev
    Last edited by kev curry; 31-May-2008 at 11:16.

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    Re: Feisol Ball Head/Quick Release

    Try to find the brass ones, some are made from a weak pot metal substance that is brittle.

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    Re: Feisol Ball Head/Quick Release

    Aye.... will do Frank

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