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New tripod for (oldish but perfectly fine) Swarovski 80 ATS HD (1 Viewer)


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I have found that a simple rubber band works to prevent the constant looseness of scope to foot( as I had a foot too). See image attached, but essentially wrapping a rubber band around the plate or foot provides a bit of cushion that allows the scope to be tightened ‘using that cushion’… if that makes sense. All I know is that it works as the scope will not loosen as much. Jim
Compliance is counter-productive. No objections to the rubber strips on Berlebach or recent Novoflex QR plates but the fixing screw should be tightened suffiently to ensure that the friction between the metal surfaces of scope foot and QR plate prevent anything coming loose. If you have a thread adapter in the scope foot, that could be the source of the problem.


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