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Old December 23rd, 2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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Need tripod adaptor

I have a Sony tripod and a bogen monopod, I'm looking for some kind of tripod adaptor/contraption that I can use so I don't have to change out tripod plates everytime I want to switch from monopod to tripod. Does anything like that exist?

Any information is appreciated.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 02:42 PM   #2
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Hi Terry,

There are a number of such devices. Having Cams no larger than a TRV950, I use the SIMA Quick connectors. I've got them on all my units, so every thing interchanges.

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Old December 23rd, 2008, 02:53 PM   #3
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~ Hakuba Quick Release System - Tripod or Bracket Plate on eBay, also, Tripods, Camcorder Accessories, Photography (end time 27-Dec-08 07:40:57 GMT)

I've actually got a couple of these sitting if anyone fancies making me an offer.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 03:03 PM   #4
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Now how in the world did I not find these on my google search?...geesh!!!

Thank you both.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 06:04 PM   #5
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Hi Terry and Alastair,

Years ago I tried those units that Alastair has, I've got 2 or 3 of them also, but found them to have too much movement (looseness). That's why I went with the SIMA units.

Just my experience.

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Old December 23rd, 2008, 06:28 PM   #6
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Thanks Harold,
I'll need them for the EX1 so I purchased a couple of these.
357 Bogen - Manfrotto Pro Rapid Connect Adapter Assembly with Sliding Mounting Plate# 357PL (#3273)

Hoping they work fine.

Thanks again!
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 08:19 PM   #7
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The trick is to find a QR base and plate that fits your needs, and buy a few of them - I too have the Sima - small and cheap, works well. Also have some larger, heavier duty Bogen sets, can't recall the model #...
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 10:06 PM   #8
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Terry, I bought a used Bogen tripod and the seller threw in one of those Bogen adapter plates as a freebie. I was glad he did because it works great. Good choice. Fast, strong, positive, professional quality.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 10:47 PM   #9
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Hi Terry & Dave & Greg,

The Bogen's are GOOD stuff, but over kill for my cams, except for my 19 yr. old Pana S-VHS shoulder unit. It's a monster, but it's been retired for a while. Still works like new though.

Anything bigger than my TRV950, and I'd be using the Bogen units.

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