It’s not rocket science, but for those of you who prefer running a screw through the body of the light, I thought I would share some photos to show how a simple thumb screw might look. It looks a bit better than a simple cap screw depending on your taste and these screws are about 1 dollar or less.
If your camera tripod mount is near the center you can also set the camera down on the screw head as shown in the photo. You can’t do this with a cap screw.
Continue for photos of a rosette thumb screw and part numbers for both types.
You’ll want to choose one that’s at least 3/4 inch long. The knurled thumb screw’s head is 3/4″ in diameter as well.
Click a photo and then use your arrow keys to cycle through them. Part numbers are at the bottom of the article.
You can also get a rosette thumb screw with a 1.5″ diameter head.
I got a 10-pack of these knurled screws from mcmaster for $8.05 + $4.50 Shipping.
Part number is 91185A662.
These Rosettes are $10.79 for a 10-pack.
Part number 91185A807