Tachihara 4x5 tripod socket: 1/4 or 3/8?

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What kind of tripod socket does 4x5 Tachihara use? 1/4" or 3/8"? More generally, do most modern view cameras come with one type or is LF not as uniform as the 35mm world in that respect? Thanks!

-- Dmitrii Zagorodnov (dz@iname.com), August 19, 2001


My new one has two 1/4" tripod sockets, spaced to balance the camera as needed. I saw on a web site where they are listed as having both sizes, but mine doesn't. I bought mine this summer, so it should be the current model. From my experience, the 1/4" size is by far the most common. I own three older 4x5 and an 8x10, and all have the 1/4" sockets.


-- Doug Paramore (dougmary@alaweb.com), August 20, 2001.

Mine also has two 1/4" sockets, but I believe that they each have adaptor threads in them. I think you can take out the adaptors to make them 3/8", though I haven't tried this yet.

-- Graeme Hird (goldeneyephoto@hotmail.com), August 20, 2001.

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