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Old March 29th, 2006, 01:55 PM   #1
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Anyone know tripod mount screw dimensions?

I'm looking at building a little wireless receiver holder to be bottom-mounted to my Sony Z1. Does anyone know the exact distance apart the threaded and non-threaded bolts on a standard tripod mount are? If not, I'll just estimate. It would be nice to know the official distance, though.

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Old March 29th, 2006, 02:01 PM   #2
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A quick check with a pair of calipers shows me they are approximately 0.545" (13,8 mm) center - to - center.
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Old March 29th, 2006, 02:13 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot, Doug! I would've measured myself but I haven't been able to find a ruler anywhere in my house, haha.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 02:22 AM   #4
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If anyone's curious, this is what I ended up making:

http://www.mumps.ca/pictures/wireless_mod.jpg

It's a mount for the Audio-Technica U100 series R100 receiver for the bottom of my Sony Z1. It's not pretty but it works surprisingly well.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 06:43 AM   #5
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Is the distance between centres not 9/16" - a true imperial measure to go with 1/4" Whitworth?
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