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Re: [Rollei] Rolleifix substitute


That would make matters worse, not better.  Your build-up would
create a larger moment arm so that there would be a bigger bending
moment on the thin aluminum back of the camera.

Remember that the Rolleifix clamps the back of the Rollei to the
solid body of the camera.  No other gadget has accomplished
that.  Your method only stiffens up the tripod boss, AND raises
the camera up above the tripod.

I base my opinion on more than a few years of experience in
aircraft structural analysis.


David Owens wrote:

> Hello,
> I was wondering if anyone has tried something like
> this: Put in an adapter for the European 3/8 thread so
> it will take the standard 1/4-20 tripod thread. Then,
> using round or even hex stock (steel, aluminum, or
> brass), face one end, drill and tap for 1/4-20 hole
> for tripod screw. Next, turn an outside diameter (OD)
> to match the circular part on the bottom of the
> Rolleiflex. Next, turn and thread a short portion of
> the other end to 1/4-20. Would that give a secure
> tripod hold without damaging the bottom of the
> Rolleiflex? Or am I going to have to keep searching
> for a Rolleifix in decent user condition? Your input
> would be appreciated.
> Thank you
> Dave (Rolleiflex 3.5F)
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