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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 6:42 AM
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      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.
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      >
      > Anyone seen this before or know a solution, short of returning this thing?
      >
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      >
      > Thanks
      >
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      >
      > Rick Drew
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