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How do I release a Manfrotto 501HDV head from a tripod

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Tip the tripod upside down, on the bottom plate where the head attaches there are 3 screws... they need to be loosened, and then the head will spin off.

Posted on Jan 21, 2015

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SOURCE: base plate release lock

gavinobrien2,
Hopefully the camera isn't mounted. If the plate is bound because it is misaligned if may take some serious twisting. If it was cranked really tight just back it off carefully, you shouldn't need any type of lubricant or solvent based for seized or rusted metal parts, the release is sort of a cam it can get dust, grit or decal residue that might cause it to be tough to open. If the camera isn't a factor you can spray some compressed air (the can type for computers) which is super cold, directly on the cam to shrink it slightly then give it a crank - wear gloves and don't spray your fingers it can freeze your skin. If you are not comfortable doing that take it in to a camera shop and they may just do it for you. (tip - establish a good relationship with a reputable local camera shop by supporting them and buying your equipment from them, they know you and are willing to help with what they can or suggest the right equipment for you)
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Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Breakdown Manfrotto 3265 ball head from 190xb tripod

IT SOME TIMES TAKES A LOT OF EFFORT TO SEPARTE THE HEAD FROM THE TRIPOD. MAKE SURE YOU REMOVE THE 3 LITTLE SCREWS FROM BELOW THE HEAD, AND MAKE SURE THE TRIPOD AND HEAD ARE NOT COLD. IF THEYA RE WARM THEY WILL SEPARATE EASIER.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Removing Tripod head from center post on Manfrotto Modo 785B

I have the national geographic branded version. Here is how you remove the head.

(1) remove the center post from the tripod
(2) lock the ball head with the trigger lock
(3) grasp the body of the ball head with one hand and the center column with the other.
(4) turn counter clockwise.

If you're intending to replace the ballhead, be warned that the thread is non-standard. I have a new "plug" with a standard 1/4" thread made for free by the machinist at my job. I don't know how you would go about adapting it without such a capability.

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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SOURCE: my fluid video tripod head is stuck to the tripod.

Make sure you are loosening the 3 grub screws under the tripod head to release it from the tripod center column. there are the 3 slotted screw heads under the grey part of the tripod head. Make sure you back them all the way out before you start to loosen the head.

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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Alisa
If you had a true 'fluid' head (which no manufacturer has made since the 70's), you would have stored it upside down with all controls 'unlocked' and at room temp.
As the Manfrotto 501HDV uses nylon washers, sandwiching ball bearing races to produce the variable drag ..., as long as you store it with the all the controls 'unlocked' it will not matter if it is upside down, right side up or laying on its side. The only other thing you really need to remember is to ensure that the counterbalance spring is released / set to lightest setting (this is the star shaped know located below the camera platform on the heads main body!!!
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Alisa: With all 'video tripod heads'...., regardless if the are the original 'true' fluid heads (that actually used a liquid (oil) to achieve 'fluid' type movements) or a modern professional 'fluid' head (that actually uses a clutch mechanism like a cars transmission) or a fluid effect head like the Manfrotto #501HDV (which used nylon discs sandwiching a ball bearing race)...., always store with the pan and tilt mechanisms unlocked!!!! This means the camera platform should be positioned in the 'rest' position (not tilted forward or backwards), also ensure that any counterbalance mechanism is released so as to eliminate strain on the internal mechanisms!!!!
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Give us a call here at Spartan Photo Center and we might be able to help you if you can describe you issue a little better:
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Make sure you are loosening the 3 grub screws under the tripod head to release it from the tripod center column. there are the 3 slotted screw heads under the grey part of the tripod head. Make sure you back them all the way out before you start to loosen the head.

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