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    Chamonix 45N-1 QR plate question

    Can anyone show a picture of the bottom of the Chamonix 45N-1 without any plate attached? I am trying to figure out which KirkPhoto QR plate I can use with it.

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    Baraboo, Wisconsin

    Re: Chamonix 45N-1 QR plate question

    Since no one else has responded - I think the Chamonix can accept any of Kirk's plates that don't have a retaining edge (i.e. any plate that is flat on the bottom) and that is compatible with your tripod head. I used one of the Kirk Arca-style plates with a 1/4" screw for my Chamonix. I'm not sure what a picture of the bottom of a Chamonix would tell you other than the obvious, i.e. that the bottom of the camera is flat, but perhaps I'm missing something.
    Brian Ellis
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    Sep 2003
    Socorro, NM

    Re: Chamonix 45N-1 QR plate question

    Here's a link to Jack Flesher's site with a photo of the bottom of the camera. Like Jack, I have installed a Really Right Stuff B-29 plate. I haven't used it yet but it should work fine:

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    Fond du Lac, WI, USA

    Re: Chamonix 45N-1 QR plate question

    I have a Really Right Stuff 29C on mine. It works well.

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    Re: Chamonix 45N-1 QR plate question

    And.....I'm using a Really Right Stuff MPR-1b on mine - just because I had it spare at the time. It works fine. I took off the detachable end rail because the Chamonix comes with 2 screw mounts in the base so no twisting can occur.

    No real need to use such a long rail. However, it does help to a degree when "balancing" the camera when using long lenses - I can shift the position of the camera up and down the A/S quick release plate on my tripod more so than if I used a short plate.



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    Re: Chamonix 45N-1 QR plate question

    Here is a skewed solution I came up with using stuff on hand.
    The plate is an old RRS B83 which had a sliding 1/4X20 and two
    holes which happened to take a 3/16X16 flad head screw
    from the junk drawer as well as a 3/16 to 1/4 bushing.

    If you are going to buy a plate, RRS stuff lists the B35 that
    handles two 14X20 bolts, one of them sliding. Add a 3/16 to 1/4
    bushing and it should take care of things nicely. Using two
    bolts seems to me to be better than one since it guarantees
    no rotation.

    Len Eselson
    Last edited by Len Eselson; 21-Apr-2011 at 13:02.

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    Re: Chamonix 45N-1 QR plate question

    Woops, please read 3/8 for all the 3/16 in above post
    Len Eselson

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    Re: Chamonix 45N-1 QR plate question

    Thank you all for your answers. I appreciated them.
    Now I am just waiting for the camera to be ready to be shipped to purchase the last couple of needed items and finally the first FP-100c45 boxes :-)

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