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Anyone ever modifed a Markins plate? I want to grind away tabs.

PAStime

Kingston, CA
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PAStime Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009
Sat 17-Mar-12 02:06 AM | edited Sat 17-Mar-12 02:19 AM by PAStime

Hello.

I have a Markins PG-80 camera plate which I no longer need. I suspect I can't get much interest if I try selling it or money for it as it fits only the D90 and D80. I see a few that have been put up for sale and haven't moved.

I now have a D7000 and this plate doesn't fit this camera body. But it would if I removed two tabs of metal. This would make it look (and perhaps function) similarly to the PG-34N, the Markins plate intended for the D7000. The tab on the other side of the plate would prevent it from twisting when mounted on the camera body.

I am debating grinding away those two tabs. Anyone ever tried that with a Markins plate? It is made of duralumin, some kind of aluminium alloy. I have a wheel grinder at home, with a coarse and finer stones on it.

Of course I could just give a try... but wondering if anyone's tried this and how it turned out.

Peter


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