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nick fan
04-24-2012, 07:12 AM
I want to list the specification of tripod adapters clearly, following the incompatibility issue.


http://www.nodalninja.com/forum/showthread.php?4772-Tripod-Adapter-Type-A-incompatibility&highlight=tripod+adapter

how should I call the tripod parts that join the 3 legs?
http://www.nodalninja.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=557&d=1331933504

Wim.Koornneef
04-24-2012, 10:02 AM
Hello Nick,

I suggest: tripod joint disk, or shorter tripod joint.
This name fits all models with or without a center column.

Wim

nick fan
04-24-2012, 07:35 PM
Hi Wim,

Sound good and clear to most people.

thx a lot.

Nick

John Houghton
04-25-2012, 12:14 AM
Nick, The words that first came to mind were shoulder and yoke. Looking around, I found somebody else had similar thoughts: http://woodgears.ca/tripod/head.html . I think shoulder piece/plate/unit would fit the bill.
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John

nick fan
04-25-2012, 12:53 AM
Hi John,

Thx a lot. It does look like a shoulder. :-)


Nick

Wim.Koornneef
04-25-2012, 01:12 AM
Nick and John,

Yesterday my first thought was "tripod shoulder" but to be sure that these words are valid I googled a bit.
To my surprise all I got was a bunch of references to shoulder straps and shoulder supports for cameras but none of them where about the tripod itself.
We all know about tripod; legs, center column, spikes, but obviously there is no "registrated" name for "the part that joins the legs of the the tripod" and that is a bit strange.

I support John suggestion to name it "shoulder", the word "yoke" is not familiar to me and I think that persons who are not native english spoken wil confuse it with "joke".

Wim

hindenhaag
04-25-2012, 01:34 AM
Often branches refer to this parts as disk: http://www.gitzo.de/stativ-serie-3-carbon-6x-seg3-g-lock-alr-power-disk

So I would tend to name it "tripod top disk".

Heinz

nick fan
04-25-2012, 05:45 AM
Often branches refer to this parts as disk: http://www.gitzo.de/stativ-serie-3-carbon-6x-seg3-g-lock-alr-power-disk

So I would tend to name it "tripod top disk".
Heinz

for me top disk is the disk on top of center column. That is what the power disk refers to.


Nick

hindenhaag
04-25-2012, 07:26 AM
Nick,

not so easy to find a good description. Camera mounting plate, -disk. Disk for me refers to a "round plate", used on top of center columns as well as on tripods without center column.

Anyway, the camera body part the tripod connects to is always named "tripod socket". May be " camera- or tripod socket connection"?

Heinz

nick fan
04-25-2012, 05:15 PM
Nick,

not so easy to find a good description. Camera mounting plate, -disk. Disk for me refers to a "round plate", used on top of center columns as well as on tripods without center column.

Anyway, the camera body part the tripod connects to is always named "tripod socket". May be " camera- or tripod socket connection"?

Heinz

Hi Heinz,

I am trying to name the part that cause incompatibility issue, ie the bulky part that joins the 3 legs.

Nick

hindenhaag
04-25-2012, 10:32 PM
Ah ok,

Feisol names the part where the legs are connected "mainframe".

Heinz

BaltimoreBob
04-26-2012, 08:06 AM
One thing may complicate - that is the leveling center column - Manfroto offers one as does Feisol. I have Manfrotto's which is a full length column, seriously debating getting Feisol's which is an abbreviated length. I use the center column rather than the legs for rough leveling, then the EZ-leveler to fine-tune.
Bob

DemonDuck
04-26-2012, 10:29 AM
Hub?

Terrywoodenpic
04-26-2012, 02:18 PM
Hub?


the "Legs Hub" sound right and could not be confused with any other part.

Hugh
04-27-2012, 03:24 PM
Hello Nick,

In the world of Surveying (or Geomatics as it is now called) the part of the survey tripod that connects the 3 legs is called the head,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripod_(surveying)
but in the world of photography the head appears to refer to the bit that goes on top for attaching the camera (or Nodal Ninja) to so the camera can be aimed, so I go along with John's suggestion, supported by Wim, of calling this the "shoulder".

Best regards, Hugh.