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What is the standard tripod mount?
Hi all..

I guess all modern digital cameras and DSLR's have the same size screw-in tripod mount hole but what are it's dimensions?.

I have found a good olde tripod for sale but the guy says it has a 0.5cm screw thread...isn't that the older standard?.

Thanks,.

Dholl..

Comments (9)

Ah I think you will find "most" tripod threads to be 3/8-16.http://vette74.smugmug.com..

Comment #1

... although many have a "two-way" that handles both sizes, the vast majority of tripods on earth are little cheapies, with 1/4-20 studs. ALL DSLR's have 1/4-20. Larger video and motion picture cameras use the 3/8.KP.

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Comment #2

I'm not sure whether it's a Whitworth 1/4-20 or an SAE 1/4-20 (I'm speaking of still cameras) but both will work. The only variation between cameras is the heavier the camera the greater the depth of the threads in the camera. One difference between a cheap tripod and a quality tripod is that the mounting screw of the quality tripod can be adjusted to accommodate different thread depths...

Comment #3

Here in North America the standard id 1/4 inch 20 (twenty threads to the inch) There is also a 3/8 inch but that is on my Hasselblad and it is used in some larger professional cameras. I would not worry about the 3/8 inch...

Comment #4

I should have qualified my answer with, most professional tripods and heads are 3/8" thread. You are right about the cheapies..

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... although many have a "two-way" that handles both sizes, the vastmajority of tripods on earth are little cheapies, with 1/4-20 studs.ALL DSLR's have 1/4-20. Larger video and motion picture cameras usethe 3/8.KP.

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Comment #5

The standard camera to head thread is UNC 1/4-20. Do not always trust Wikipedia!.

The thread for fixing the head to the tripod is usually UNC 3/8-16...

Comment #6

Interesting....

To solve the "will a 0.5cm screw thread fit into my Oly E-410" conundrum I'm gonna take the camera to the tripod and try it out...old-school style!.

Dholl..

Comment #7

Standard camera tripod thread is American Standard 1/4-20. My reasonably new Canon uses it, my 40 year old Rolleicord Vb uses it. Whitworth is an oddball thread designation, like used on my old Triumph 500 Twin or an old Jag. An animal of it's own.Steve - Seattle..

Comment #8

Interesting about the Hassy. Every one of my cameras, regardless of size, age or country of origin, uses 1/4-20 thread. That from a Mamiya C330 down through Leica 1, Miranda, Nikon rangefinder, Rollei SL26, Olympus Pen, Kodak DC5000, Z612, C533, and Oly Stylus 400...

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