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#1 edwinh

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

I have a CG5 and tripod... I think its one of the later ones, it has big tubular legs it doesn't look like some of the pictures of older ones I have seen.

I would like to be able to attach something else to the tripod for a head occasionally. Like my paragon bino mount for instance.

How can I get a normal 3/8 or 1/4 tripod bolt sticking out the top?

Research on this topic just confused me....

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:15 PM

Unscrew the 10mm center bolt and use a 3/8 or 1/4 bolt and washer...

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

Oh. yeah. I didn't even look at unthreading the existing rod or looking to see how its captured in the mount, thanks.

With just a smaller bolt there, would be no leg spreader. Some all-thread of the right length and or something could be made up into a longer assembly to get that attached also...basically just replace the central rod with a 3/8 one...

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

Now you've got it.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:28 PM

I did the same thing for my CG5AS tripod to convert it to use with an LXDa55 mount: works great, and cost around 20 cents.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

Yes it did work great... just a 12" piece of 1/4" threaded rod and a some wing nuts and washers. Wanted 3/8" originally but the 3/8 threads half catch on the M10 threads in tripod, and didn't want to pull/strip anything. So using 1/4 and a tripod bushing.

Also took a very thick walled 3" ABS plastic cap and drilled a center hole in it - using that as a top plate as a head I wanted to try on it didn't sit right on the cg5 tripod itself.

Works out well and now have a multi-use tripod.






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