Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/12/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Tripods and RRS plates
From: Bud Cook <>
Date: Wed, 02 Dec 1998 10:30:45 -0600

I use a metal CTOOM flash bracket when I mount my M3 on a tripod.  For those
not familiar with it, the CTOOM has centrally located threaded bushings which
permit the attachment of it to a tripod.  The result is a much sturdier
arrangement than attaching to the M's baseplate.

The camera can be removed from the CTOOM while it's mounted on a tripod.

BTW, I offered my CTOOM for sale a while back but had no takers.  I've
decided to keep it.


Nigel B Watson wrote:

> Wouldn't it be splendid if someone (even *Leica*) made a replacement
> baseplate for the M with an integrated arca-style plate and a centred
> tripod bush? The Kirk/RRS M6 plates are nice, but they place a good deal
> of leverage on the baseplate.  One must be very careful not to lift up on
> the body whilst it is mounted to the tripod via the RRS plate!
> Regards,
> Nigel