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01-04-2011, 11:38 AM   #16
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can you photograph the broken tripod mount

depending on where the break is, I might have some ideas.
Thanks, but I've since fixed it with epoxy. Basically, the tripod socket (the little piece) just broke off from the collar. There are no screws or anything holding it on, so one has to assume it's actually part of the collar, and just bad metal strength there.

I'll have no problem sticking this on a tripod now, but I would want to run a ittle safety wire/cable around the lens and attached to the tripod. In case the thing takes a crap again, the stuff won't fall to the ground but just swing a little and bang into the tripod.

Again, I can't imagine when I'm going to ever use it, but the value isn't worth selling. Maybe one day I'll get motivated and come up with a reason.

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Thanks, but I've since fixed it with epoxy. Basically, the tripod socket (the little piece) just broke off from the collar. There are no screws or anything holding it on, so one has to assume it's actually part of the collar, and just bad metal strength there.

I'll have no problem sticking this on a tripod now, but I would want to run a ittle safety wire/cable around the lens and attached to the tripod. In case the thing takes a crap again, the stuff won't fall to the ground but just swing a little and bang into the tripod.

Again, I can't imagine when I'm going to ever use it, but the value isn't worth selling. Maybe one day I'll get motivated and come up with a reason.
What it sounds like, and I believe there is a way to strengthen it, is to drill and either screw or rivit the foot to the collar, using a countersink so that surfaces remain flush. While the glue will take the majority of the load, a screw will help in the "Peel" mode where adhesives are worst from a point of view of strength.
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can you photograph the broken tripod mount

depending on where the break is, I might have some ideas.
I'll give it a shot later tonight, but where the piece broke, there's not much material to drill into.

I could literally just use strapping tape to make sure the thing doesn't go anywhere...pop a hole in the tape to take the tripod screw...and I'm safe.

Not pretty, but it will work from a safety standpoint.

And I'm kind of feeling that everyone should have at least one really ugly and stupid lens in their bag, as long as it does the job.

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