Question about Cartoni Photography
I have a Gamma head, model # G-980708 I believe?, and need to repair the the quick release camera plate retaining lever. When I insert the camera plate into the tripod head the lever clicks to retain the plate but it will not allow me to push the lever to further lock in the plate. The lever will go all the way to where it should end up but the needed tension is not applied, so it is not locking in the plate. Is this a spring that needs to be replaced or a tension screw ? I would like to do the repair myself, what do you recommend? Thank you for your help. Kyle note: this is the lever at the back of the head that allows you to remove the plate after you push in the safety release button. When I push it all the way right it does not lock in plate. It remains loose.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Bogen Manfrotto 3047 head
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.
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Posted on Apr 16, 2008
Usually the camcorder has a hole next to the mounting screwhole. The plastic nub fit into the unthreaded hole, the mounting screw screws into the threaded hole. The nub is to help prevent the camcorder from rotating while you are using it on the tripod.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
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