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Old April 12th, 2008, 09:00 AM   #1
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Ridiculously basic question...

My question is...what screw thread size does the Z1 take when fitting a tripod?

It's probably the least technical question in the world, but the answer would be a real help to me.

I assume it's 1/4 inch...(on maybe 3/8) but as I haven't got my gear to hand, I don't know!

If anyone can devote 2 minutes to having a look for me that would be a real help.

Thanks, Sean

UPDATE: Stupid me, I've worked it out.

Many tripod plates come with two sizes of screw, 1/4 and 3/8 inch. One is small, the other is about three times the size.

The Z1 takes the smaller, 1/4 inch, screw.

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Old April 12th, 2008, 10:25 AM   #2
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You're correct. The technical name for this is 1/4" NC (one quarter inch national coarse). The NC designation indicates coarse vs fine threads. AFAIK, every prosumer camcorder uses this size.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 04:35 AM   #3
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Otherwise known as 1/4 - 20 at your local hardware store. As in 20 threads per inch. I believe the 3/8 screws are 3/8 - 16
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