Tripod Compatibility?

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  1. Pepsidude

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    Hi. I'm considering purchasing a Panasonic DMC-FZ35k (anyone tried it?). And I was wondering if it would be compatible with my Sony VCT-R640 Tripod. I'm not sure how this works or if one quick shoe (I think that's what it's called) fits all cameras.

    I had been using this tripod with my Sony DSC-H9, which is of comparable size, if that helps.

    Thanks!
     
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    Most cameras have a standard 1/4"-20 threaded recepticle for tripod mounting.

    Most quick release plates use the same size screw so they can be attached to a camera.

    The other side of a quick release plate is usually made to work with a specific brand of tripod to help the tripod maker sell their own quick release plates.
     
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    Thanks for the help!

    I'm also confused about what this means for the aperture range:
    F2.8 - 4.4 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F2.8 - 8 (W) / F4.4 - 8 (T))

    Why are there so many ranges and what do the (W) and (T) mean?
     
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    Your Point n Shoot camera has a zoom lens. The aperture is variable depending on focal length.

    (F2.8 - 8 (W) / F4.4 - 8 (T))

    @ the wide end it is F2.8 to F8
    @ the telephoto end it is F4.4 to F8
     

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