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    Senior Member AndreasOberg's Avatar
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    Hiya,

    We have a Sachtler Video 20 S1 with this quick release plate: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._16_Touch.html

    We also have a beautiful large format camera 8x10 that we want to put on the tripod. But the 8x10s holes are a bit too wide apart for it to fit with on quick release plate. We need another 5mm or so. How do I actually solve this?

    Do I put another plate on the camera and then attach it to the Sachtler tripod, or? Something like a dovetail, cheese plate, or? Any tips on how to screw them together. So far all our equipment "just fit".

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    I would suggest going the cheese plate road.

    First, check that the hole spacing on the camera will match hole spacing on a plate.
    (If they are non-standard, you may need to get a piece of metal machined)

    Next, check the threads in the holes on the camera - should be 1/4-20 threads, might be 3/8-16.
    Note: Make sure the cheese plate has chamfered holes.
    Obtain the right screws (length / thread / slope on head) so that the screws will bottom out keeping a flat surface on both sides of the plate and have enough threads to secure the camera.

    Affix the plate to the camera first - (plate chamfers facing down) then attach the touch & go at approximate COG.

    Ready to go...


    Note: Best to determine the correct placement of the tilt handle before mounting the camera. The knob at the top by the rosette may interfere.

    Good luck!
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    Attach sachtler plate to bottom of one of these and go arca swiss with it! Allows one to balance camera on tripod as well.

    http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/B2-L...-release-clamp

    or

    http://store.kesslercrane.com/kwik-r...ly-mg1001.html

    Hope that helps!
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    Thanks a lot for the help guys. Very informative. I will do some measurements and research and see what I come up with!
    Cheers!
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    Hi Andreas,

    I think you need this Camera Plate. Does have only 2 slots to let you to slide Camera for better Balance.
    Let me know if you want more help.

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