Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/10/29

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Subject: monopod/shoulder stock (was: RE: [Leica] Wooden tripods)
From: grduprey at (
Date: Mon Oct 29 21:09:20 2007


Thanks for the info, I remember seeing yours and have been trying to figure 
out how you made it work.  My shoulder stock is the later version, 
unfortunately.  I guess Iwill have to see how it can be modified to work 
with the monopod.


-------------- Original message from Douglas Herr <>: 

> Gene Duprey wrote: 
> > Did you modify the shoulder stock? I can't see how you marry the 
> > two together. 
> Gene, the shoulder stock is the first version of the 14188 which instead 
> of a 
> handgrip has a simple vertical bar. This bar has a threaded hole 
> originally 
> intended for one end of Leica's "Strap for Heavy Equipment". This is a 
> standard 
> 1/4"-thread tripod socket, where I've attached a QR plate. On top of the 
> monopod is is the Bogen/Manfrotto 3232 tilt head ($cheap) with a QR clamp 
> on top 
> of the 3232. 
> I'd much rather use the more comfortable late-model 14188 with the monopod 
> but I 
> have yet to find a QR plate that will stay in place at the base of the 
> hand grip 
> w/o rotating at the wrong time. SK Grimes estimated $175 each for a custom 
> QR 
> plate for this shoulder stock, in a batch of four or five. Or, I could 
> drill a 
> hole in the hand grip to accomodate an anti-twist pin in the QR plate. 
> Doug Herr 
> Birdman of Sacramento 
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