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    I want to list the specification of tripod adapters clearly, following the incompatibility issue.


    http://www.nodalninja.com/forum/show...tripod+adapter

    how should I call the tripod parts that join the 3 legs?



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    Hello Nick,

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

    Wim
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    Hi Wim,

    Sound good and clear to most people.

    thx a lot.

    Nick



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    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
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    Hi John,

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


    Nick



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    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
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    Often branches refer to this parts as disk: http://www.gitzo.de/stativ-serie-3-c...alr-power-disk

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

    Heinz
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    Quote Originally Posted by hindenhaag View Post
    Often branches refer to this parts as disk: http://www.gitzo.de/stativ-serie-3-c...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



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    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.
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