Most cameras are designed with its tripod mounting hole positioned perfectly center along the bottom/base of the camera body. However, there are a few cameras that have been designed with the mounting hole off-center, making it difficult to balance onto most gimbals. (See below)
Below you can see some samples provided by customer Ray Roscoe in using the extender plate along with his camera while balancing it onto the CAME-Optimus gimbal. (Click images to enlarge)
Notes from user Ray Roscoe:
1. Remove the center stop screw so the camera can slide just that bit further.
2. There are 2 small allen screw sin the plate, one needs to be removed tow enable the extension plate a little more movement.
If you're in the market for a used gimbal, particularly from a private, non-commercial seller (ex: eBay), there are several tips/precautions we advise before deciding to make the purchase.
1. Contact the seller and ask for detailed pictures of their actual gimbal, not a promotional photo. If there are any physical flaws on the gimbal (ex; scratches), it is best that you are made aware before making the purchase.
2. Ask the seller to provide you with a current video showing the gimbal's working status. It is common for users to make DIY modifications to the gimbal's physical state, or even alter the control board's programming (ex: to make joystick speeds faster). Ask the seller if they've ever modified the gimbal in any way, or if it is experiencing any functionality problems.
3. Secondhand/used purchases are NOT covered by our standard warranty.
4. If the used gimbal you are interested in is an older model and is no longer available on our website, then contact CAME-TV to make sure they still have parts available for that particular gimbal.