03-08-2014 12:47 PM
I purchased a Rebel 3Ti and a Canon Deluxe Tripod 300. The screw on the tripod mount doesn't seem to fit the hole in the bottom of the camera. It goes in a little, but won't tighten, leaving the camera to swivel easily and rock when touched.
This isn't normal, right? How do I test if it's the screw or the hole in the camera?
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03-08-2014 03:23 PM
It should be a 1/4 inch course thread (20 threads per inch) so all you need is a bolt & nut that are that thread (very common in North America) The nut should fit the stud on the tripod & the bolt should fit into the bottom of the camera & turn in about 4 full rotations BY HAND before bottoming, but it may go in more than 4 turns.
03-08-2014 06:11 PM
You may be missing a washer or rubber spacer on the bolt. If you ever detached the bolt from the tripod or shoe it can happen. Pickup a rubber washer at a hardware store to take up slack in the shaft.
03-08-2014 07:16 PM
The above may be correct but if it is the part you screw into the camera MUST turn in at least 3 full turns before starting too get tight. If it's only going in 1 to 2 turns before binding something's wrong & you need to check the threads.
03-09-2014 11:49 AM - edited 03-09-2014 11:52 AM
03-09-2014 04:13 PM - edited 03-09-2014 04:14 PM
Yes, I'm detaching the plate from the tripod. And, of course, after I posted this question, it dawned on me I have an older tripod from which I could detach the plate and see if that screw fits the camera. This way, I should know of the problem is with the screw's threads or the threads inside the camera's receiving hole (whatever that is called!).
That one, from a "Silk" brand tripod, works perfectly. I just need to have the plate from the Canon Tripod replaced.
Thanks everyone for the responses. I just wish I'd thought of this solution before posting my question. :-)
03-11-2014 04:57 PM - edited 03-11-2014 05:16 PM