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Camera rotating/slipping on L bracket in portrait

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by GMac11, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. GMac11

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 3, 2012

    Posts: 841

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Hi. Would anyone have any tips to prevent my camera from rotating/slipping down when in portrait orientation? I use an L bracket however I've noticed particularly when using the 70-200 it will very slowly begin to pivot downwards making shots of 10 seconds plus almost impossible to make.
    I have tried different screws to hold the plate in place and have got them as hand tight as I can. I'm wary about over tightening in case I strip the threads or something.
     
  2. Steeps

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 8, 2003

    Posts: 4,645

    Location: Bedfordshire

    Are you trying to fasten it using the camera body or the lens collar/foot?
     
  3. GMac11

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 3, 2012

    Posts: 841

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Camera body. Although I should say it's the f4 version of the lens so it's not all that heavy.
     
  4. D.P.

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 28,181

    Where is the slip hapenigns?

    The camera shoudln't slip within the L-Plate at all.

    Likely the tripod head mount is slipping, this is common with most cheaper heads. I would look at good quality heads like the Really Right Stuff BH-55.

    For the 70-200, you can get better balance using a foot on the lens.
     
  5. GMac11

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 3, 2012

    Posts: 841

    Location: Northern Ireland

    It is pivoting around the screw for the l plate. It's definitely the plate as I first noticed it yesterday after I removed it from the tripod, the plate had definitely rotated a few degrees.
    I have attached a couple of slim 3M double sided strips to sit between the plate and the camera body so I will see how that goes for a few days.