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Re: [Rollei] Tripod threads was: Hello and Question


Today I checked all my camera tripod sockets and bushings
on an optical comparator and I get the following results from
all of them:

    1/4-20 tpi. 60 +/-2 degree angle

    3/8-16 tpi  60 +/-2 degree angle

None exhibited a 55 degree thread form.

This is not to say that there are not some British cameras out there
with a 55 degree Whitworth thread form, made before the Brits
went to a 60 degree form, which is also characteristic of Metric

To show you how far the Brits could go, they also have a 47 1/2
degree form called British Association Standard.

BTW, the cameras that I measured were German, Swedish, and Japanese.


Bob Shell wrote:

> > From: "Tim Ellestad" <ellestad  >
> > Reply-To: rollei  us
> > Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 01:53:10 -0500
> > To: <rollei  
> > Subject: Re: [Rollei] Tripod threads  was: Hello and Question
> >
> > I just checked several of my tripods, still and cine, with a pitch gage.
> > They are American Standard Coarse 1/4"-20 and 3/6"-16, matching pitch AND
> > profile.
> That's what I thought.
> Bob