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Old November 13th, 2013, 07:26 AM   #1
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Attaching 5D to QR plate securely

Hi all 5D and other similar DSLR users. I only use my 5D for the evening reception but even in that short time the QR plate (manfrotto) slowly rotates and works it's way loose and I have to keep tightening it up - I'm assuming it's because the 5D only has one point of screw attachment and traditional video cams (as in my sony EA50/VG20) have that as well as an extra 'locating' pin to stop it coming loose.

Any tips to stop this happening?

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Old November 13th, 2013, 07:31 AM   #2
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Hi all 5D and other similar DSLR users. I only use my 5D for the evening reception but even in that short time the QR plate (manfrotto) slowly rotates and works it's way loose and I have to keep tightening it up - I'm assuming it's because the 5D only has one point of screw attachment and traditional video cams (as in my sony EA50/VG20) have that as well as an extra 'locating' pin to stop it coming loose.

Any tips to stop this happening?

Pete
Tongue in cheek here Peter, but super glue ;)

Seriously, i have the same problem and just have to keep tightening them from time to time. There is too much leverage fora single screw to hold, so give it a really good tighten and don't keep twisting it ;)
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Old November 13th, 2013, 07:35 AM   #3
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I use some small strips of bike handlebar tape. It won't leave a sticky mess, and it gives a bit more grip when you compress it down.
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Old November 13th, 2013, 09:56 AM   #4
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This is the solution you seek:

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Old November 13th, 2013, 10:43 AM   #5
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Magic - What a good idea - ordering one right now!
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Old November 13th, 2013, 11:07 AM   #6
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You guys using the 501 plates? I screw mine on tight and never have issues.
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Old November 13th, 2013, 11:11 AM   #7
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Re: Attaching 5D to QR plate securely

Thats what I was thinking as well. I have 501 plates on all mine and the little lug at the front seems to stop any spinning. I do have battery grips on all my dSLRs though - not sure if that makes any difference.

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Old November 13th, 2013, 11:15 AM   #8
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I dont have issues all the time either. It will happen once every 4-5 events but for every event I just tightened it as part of my prep checklist.
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Old November 13th, 2013, 11:58 AM   #9
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Yep - it's a 501 and does work it's way loose - maybe I'm heavy handed! Looking closely the plate has 2 rubber strips that are sliding askew - i've tried a little superglue and as i'm filming at the weekend it will put it to the test

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