[OM] Re: Speaking of tripods and such..

Subject: [OM] Re: Speaking of tripods and such..
From: John Hermanson <omtech1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 16:03:51 -0500
Speaking of tripods, I just got an 1N back for redo after complaints 
that now the release botton was sticking down after exposure.  Camera 
came in with a metal quick release block stuck to the bottom, but this 
one was different. See pic.


This tripod block has a hex set screw on it.  So, first the customer 
turns the main tripod screw as tight as she can, THEN she wrenches the 
set screw tight enough to flex the bottom of the body casting AND renew 
the huge dimple in the bottom cover that I had already straightened. It 
was wrenched so hard that tripod block itself has a slight bend in it 
now. Oh yeah, because a space had formed between body and block, she 
took it off, applied a huge gob of silicon rubber seal and then put it 
back on.  Silicon squished in through crack on front edge of bottom 
cover and got into the release mechanism.

Some people...

John Hermanson
Camtech Photo Services, Inc.
21 South Lane, Huntington NY 11743
631-424-2121 | Olympus OM Service since 1977
http://www.zuiko.com  |  omtech1 AT verizon.net

Ian Nichols wrote:
> OK, you've talked me into it - now I'll just have a look on ebay and see if
> there's any used ones for sale in the UK before giving up and ordering one.

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