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Old September 19th, 2010, 12:13 AM   #1
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5D and the Merlin mounting question.

I've spent a couple hours trying to figure a way to mount the 5D to the Merlin Dovetail Plate and still have not figured out a solution. The problem being is the 5D has not location hole to stabilize the camera to the plate and it keeps coming loose. I know there are some using the merlin and would like to know if anyone has figured out a fix for this. I have tried gaffers tape with no luck. I would appreciate any help in this.

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Old September 19th, 2010, 11:19 AM   #2
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I use the Merlin (with arm and vest) and have no problems mounting the camera. Is it possible you've replaced the original 1/4"-20 screw with one that's too long and you can't get it tightened down all the way?
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Old September 20th, 2010, 11:44 PM   #3
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No, I have the correct screw. I tighten it down really tight but it starts to move. There is no location hole to stop it from spinning. Any suggestions?

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Old September 21st, 2010, 02:43 AM   #4
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a bit of gaff tape on the plate helps cameras from slipping.
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Old September 21st, 2010, 02:44 AM   #5
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hmmm. is that grammatically correct? need more coffee!
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