Vixen PORTA II Mount Slo Mo Knobs Falling Off
Posted 30 July 2009 - 12:22 AM
It's really sad because the rest of the mount seems to be very good "as is".
I have read that some people drill, and tap a set screw into the shafts. Since I have no experience in tapping, I am a little afraid to start.
I sent an email to Vixen support to see if there was any solutions or recommended modifications.
If the set screws were not so small, it might work.
Any suggestions or step by step modifications?
Should I return it?
Posted 30 July 2009 - 07:19 AM
Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:38 AM
Posted 30 July 2009 - 05:05 PM
Reading your post it say KNOBS, you got knobs you got shaf%#@,,, well can't say here as I don't want to upset the Mods.
Vixen might have packed the wrong stuff with the mount, they are not free from mistakes.
Posted 30 July 2009 - 08:31 PM
Any questions? I think that covers it! The knobs don't fall off any more!
Posted 31 July 2009 - 05:39 AM
For a more permanent solution to this problem is once you get the set screw to make a mark of the shaft take a small flat file and file a groove onto the mounts shaft/s for the set screw to sit in OR take a drill and bit to make a depression for the set screw to fit in.
Posted 31 July 2009 - 03:25 PM
Here's a picture. This is what I ordered. I did not order the longer cables.