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Attaching Nikon D90 to a tripod??

Empgamer

Novice Member
Sorry for the dumb question but I have looked in the manual and across the internet and can find nothing on this.

I have a Gyotu (I think that's the spelling) tripod which, on the camera plate/shoe that came with it, has a screw fixing which clearly goes into the base of the camera but also a sprung stud. I have a video camera which on it's base has both a screw thread and a recess for this stud but the D90 doesn't??

Should I get another shoe or plate for the D90 of does it just not matter about the spring stud (e.g. you can mount the shoe/plate with whatever 'facing' fits and the spring stud just retracts into the shoe)?
 

shotokan101

Distinguished Member
Sorry for the dumb question but I have looked in the manual and across the internet and can find nothing on this.

I have a Gyotu (I think that's the spelling) tripod which, on the camera plate/shoe that came with it, has a screw fixing which clearly goes into the base of the camera but also a sprung stud. I have a video camera which on it's base has both a screw thread and a recess for this stud but the D90 doesn't??

Should I get another shoe or plate for the D90 of does it just not matter about the spring stud (e.g. you can mount the shoe/plate with whatever 'facing' fits and the spring stud just retracts into the shoe)?

The quick release plate you have is fine - it's just multi-functional having the sprung stud for a videocam :)

Jim
 

Empgamer

Novice Member
Ah, thanks. Wanted to be sure so I didn't screw up (no pun intended) the base plate of the camera.
 

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