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#1 CedarBranchNikon

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 02:00 PM

I found a Gold Coast 450 tripod in like new condition. However, it does not have the quick release plate. Will any plate fit or is the plate tripod-specific? Any help? 



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Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:50 AM

Take a picture CBN and post it that would help a lot.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 01:40 PM

Do you have plates on your camera's, and if so, what type?

 

Most all consumer tripods will attach to the bottom of a camera via the screw connection. I did a quick scan, and you should be able to use it as is. Also, you should be able to put a plate on it. It all depends on what you have/want to use.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 04:01 PM

Go to amazon and search under "generic quick release plate". I think there were about 100 different tripods marketed under different names but actually made by the same people. There is a generic plate on Amazon that fits a ton of different tripods like the one you picked up. 

 

Also the plates are for the head, not the tripod. Most tripods will accept a number of different heads. Still most generic tripods have a generic head on them. I have a few generic tripod where I've added different heads than what they came with. 


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 04:33 PM

Is that the GT-450?

 

I did a quick search and saw some photos.  It looks like it simply has a screw that is used to attach the camera directly to the tripod.  If you have  a plate with a screw hole, it should fit.

 

I would not buy anything specific to the tripod.  It would need both a quick release and a generic plate - probably $100 or more - if you wanted to go that route.   If it's the one I referenced, the tripod is readily available for under $20 on ebay and other sources.  Sometimes it's helpful to use a tripod like that as a light stand or other type of accessory.  You might use it to mount a target for lens testing, etc.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 10:19 AM

It is a GT-450. I found a plate on Amazon real cheap. I am a tightwad so spend my money carefully.



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