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Tripod trick = quarter

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Tripod trick = quarter

Postby Ron Hunter » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:03 pm

There have been many times when I needed to install or remove the tripod mounting plate from my DSLR but I didn't have a screwdriver handy. Everyone knows you can use a quarter for that task but sometimes I don't have change with me either.

My son had a great idea; place a quarter underneath the tripod mounting plate. It will go wherever your tripod goes and it won't fall out. Then, when you remove the plate from the tripod, the quarter will be there in case you need to remove the plate for some reason.

Works for me!
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Re: Tripod trick = quarter

Postby Steve Grisetti » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:21 am

Love it, Ron! What a great tip!
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Re: Tripod trick = quarter

Postby sidd finch » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:31 pm

Now that is a good son :)

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Re: Tripod trick = quarter

Postby Chuck Engels » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:10 am

Ron Hunter wrote: Then, when you remove the plate from the tripod, the quarter will be there in case you need to remove the plate for some reason.


Or if you need to make a phone call ::wav::
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Re: Tripod trick = quarter

Postby Peru » Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:04 pm

Chuck Engels wrote:Or if you need to make a phone call ::wav::


I can't remember the last time that I saw a payphone. :conf:
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Re: Tripod trick = quarter

Postby Chuck Engels » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:16 pm

They still exist at the airport, but I don't think they take coins anymore just credit cards and are very expensive to use :)
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Re: Tripod trick = quarter

Postby Dave McElderry » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:51 pm

Peru wrote:I can't remember the last time that I saw a payphone. :conf:

I think the new iPhones are supposed to have a slot on the side. :-D
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