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Re: Gigapan Epic Pro

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  • Andrew
    Do you know about the Arca Swiss Clamp and plate for the Epic Pro? It s an accessory you can order either direct from GigaPan or from your reseller. It s a far
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 12, 2011
      Do you know about the Arca Swiss Clamp and plate for the Epic Pro? It's an accessory you can order either direct from GigaPan or from your reseller.

      It's a far stronger locking mechanism (assuming you want to use Arca plates on your camera and/or lens mount...

      Badders

      --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "Rick Drew" <rick@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi all - I just purchased a Gigapan Epic Pro, and I'm hoping I did not screw
      > up. I could not figure out how the camera mounted until I realized there
      > was no way to mount it. The lever, button, spring, screw and washer were
      > rattling around inside the box. The screw looks like it as either
      > cross-threaded, or the threads in the lever are stripped. I am not
      > impressed. This is the part that is supposed to hold my $5000 camera and
      > lens to the robot, and it looks like a shop-school dropout made it. The
      > lever is spray painted and chipping, and resembles some cheap Chinese junk.
      > Same for the screw. The hole the screw threads into is not even centered!
      > The hole the stainless "button" and spring drop into is about 20% too large
      > and the thing wobbles like crazy. The "lever" on the locking release is just
      > a roll-pin someone clipped with a pair of side-cutters - almost needle
      > sharp. I don't know why they could not use the industry standard
      > Bogen/Manfrotto mounting system, or who made these particular parts, but
      > they are garbage.
      >
      >
      >
      > Anyone seen this before or know a solution, short of returning this thing?
      >
      >
      >
      > Thanks
      >
      >
      >
      > Rick Drew
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