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binary visions wrote:
Very interesting. I'd be a little worried that the plate will twist, with the force being off-center from the attachment screw. I know the rubber pad should help - just seems that it's a lot of bouncing weight hanging there for a rubber pad to be relied on.
Still, fantastic idea - I hope he gets funded. I'm a little over-stocked on plates right now myself
Hello My name is David Fliger I am the inventor of the Fusion Plate.
First thank you for checking out my project.
I would like to attempt to address your concern. Actually the fact that the loop is not directly attached to the screw makes it more secure. the screw only acts upon the plate and is not transferred to the screw at all. The "force" exerted into the plate from the loop is actually minimal. the force acts more laterally then radially. I have been field testing prototypes in the field for close to a year now and have yet to some mach as even come loose.
Other designs out there have the loop attached directly to the screw and I have personal experience with these coming loose. I was lucky to never have my gear hit the ground but it was close on a couple occasions. This was part of the motivation behind the Fusion Plate.
The rubber pad on the bottom is actually a very carefully chosen material. we tried several compounds until we found a material with the right properties. Look at the bottom of your camera, you will find it has ridges and such. the rubber pad has just enough give that it conforms to these textures and helps to lock the plate in place.
I hope this helps you to understand just some of the engineering that went into the design.
Fusion Photo Gear