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DV12 SB won't lock

I haven't used my tripod for about a year now and can't recall how to lock the head after leveling the camera.

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My camera is falling forward off tripod when I let go of it after a few seconds. I've tightened all the knobs and I need to fix this today..


Without knowing the make and model of the tripod and the type of the camera, I can only be general/

The camera may be too heavy for the tripod head. Heads are rated to hold so much weight. If the camera/lens combo is too heavy for the head. it will tip forward. Many department store grade tripods can handle only light cameras.

The locking mechanism may be damaged/broken.

If you need more info, please repost the question, specifying the make and model of the tripod and the type of the camera. If it takes interchangeable lenses, also include the make and model of the lens.

Dec 27, 2016 | Photography

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What do I do to attach the camera after attaching it to the mount piece?


the quick release plate, that you are calling the "mount piece" will just snap onto the head of the tripod - if you aren't sure, a good way is to take off the QR plate from the camera, and then, with the screw threads face up, see how it fits into the head - many times, you have to engage the spring lever, so when you set the plate inside the head, it will snap locked into place. Then, re-mount it on your camera, and do the same thing, and there ya go.

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Is there a Carbon fibre small compact with splitter


Carolyn
-If you are looking for a compact light weight (CF) tripod for video...., that is going to be...., stable & durable (for use with a smaller video camera or a DSLR) & with a mid-level spreader...., I have some bad news for you. They do not exist!!!!!
-You can get a number of tripods that meet some of these requirements..., but not all!!!
-No fear....., it is still possible to get a tripod that is small, light, repairable and with a higher weight capacity and better durability than either of the Manfrotto tripods you mentioned..., but they will not use a mid-level spreader!!!

-Questions for you...., the manfrotto #055CXB has a column that terminates with a flat plate & a 3/8-16" thread. The Manfrotto # MTV502AM tripod has a 75mm bowl mount. Do you use a video head with a flat base or with a 'bowl'?
-If your head has a flat base consider looking at CF tripods from brands such as Sirui (#N2204 or #N3204)..., great value tripod from China..., or products from Gitzo or Really Right Stuff...., (superior products...., and your grandkids will be using them..., but pricey)!!!!
-If your head uses a 75mm bowl mount get the Miller #1501 tripod...., stupidly strong and well supported.

-Bottom line..., with light to mid weight cameras, if you go with a good quality spreaderless tripod that uses 'rotary locks' vs 'quick release' locks...., the leg mechanisms are so superior that you will find that you will get less flex than most tripods with spreaders. They will also be smaller, lighter and allow you to shoot far closer to the ground!!!

Go t a shop that has a good selection of quality tripods and test for leg twist..., you will be converted!!! (note: to test this leg flex..., extend the legs & grab hold of (2) of the tubes near the top 'crown' and then try to move the legs to the left then right...., many will exibit significant flex at the joints!!!!

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Tripod leg stuck


loosen the allen head screw for that legs snap lock

Mar 13, 2013 | Manfrotto (190XB,128RC) Tripod

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How do you level your camera inclination (left and right) in order to level camera when tripod is on unlevel ground?


Hotshoe mounted spirit level ($10 -$20 USD) or Bogen distibutes a head leveler, similar to those found on surveying instruments.Approx $100USD)

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My flash doesn't work. It pops up and the lightning bolt symbol appears in the shooting info, but it doesn't fire and the camera takes a long-exposure picture. I don't think it's the plastic collar...


i`m afraid the flash-bulb is broken, you still can use external flash such as SB 600, SB 800 or SB 900
another option is using tripod while taking pictures without flash, but you have to be patient and not recommend for moving objects

hope this advice help you with your problem

Dec 18, 2010 | Nikon D60 Digital Camera

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Problem removing head from tripod


Look on the underside of the platform where you screwed on the head. It should have 3 small screws in it. These are tighened and loosened with a jeweler's screwdriver. You may have one screw that is just *barely* tight, so you were able to hand tighten the head until it "locked" into place with the screw. When you loosen each of these screws a few turns the head should come off.

If you can't locate these screws, or you can't remove the head, you will need to take the tripod to a large camera store for assistance. Their rental or repair department can help you remove the head. If you need help locating a large camera store with a rental or repair department in your area, I may be able to help - I would need your location (e.g. city/state/country/zip or postal code).

Dec 31, 2008 | Bogen Communication Bogen Manfrotto Tripod...

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Bogen Manfrotto 3047 head


Dear spiderinkart,
To get the camera to secure properly to the release plate make sure that the bolt is screwed entirely into the camera bottom and then there should be a larger knob that rotates around the bolt that tightens down to the camera body. What I do to get a really tight fit is point the arrow on the bottom of the release plate labeled lens (that arrow when properly mounted should be pointed towards the front of the lens) to a 45 degree angle to the left of the lens, then I snug down the knob, and then I grab the release plate and turn it until the lens arrow is aligned with the front of the lens. As far as quick releaseing the camera from the legs when secured on the release plate you should be able to pull the lever away from the head and it should simply release the camera with the plate attached.

Sincerely,
Agent Allan
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Mar 16, 2008 | Bogen Communication Bogen Manfrotto 3047...

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Tripod hlep


Did you grab the hand screw on the bottom of the head? Loosen it and the head will swivel to level.

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