Question about Bogen Communication Manfrotto 785 Modo Maxi Photo Video Grip Head Tripod
I have owned a Manfrotto 785B for a little over a year, using it very sparingly (I have 2 other heavier-duty tripods that get most of my use.) During that time two of the locking collars have broken -- in each case one of the plastic "yokes" that holds the brass pivot pin for the collar has disintegrated, leaving the collar unable to really lock down, and that leg begins a slow descent. Is there a repair, and what can be done to prevent the seeming inevitability of this continuing to happen?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
If you notice, the legs locks are attached to bothe the upper part of the leg and the sloghtly smaller diameter lower. Take a socket (8mm I believe) and tighten the lower 2 nuts to the bottom of the leg lock.
Posted on Nov 04, 2010
There are different clips on the tripod which allow you to adjust the settings for a firmer grip, you also need to extent the gap between the legs of the tripod for a firmer grip, this will help you to set the optimal settings for your tripod which will be fair enough to carry the weight of your camera.
Also a simple solution to stop this slip problem is to carry a small piece of cloth which has guide good grip or a rubber material and then place your camera on it , this will work excellent for a firmer grip.
This has definitely worked for me.
Hope this helps you as well...:)
Posted on Aug 26, 2011
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