Question about Manfrotto Photography
I seem not to be able to adjust the vertical angle on the manfrotto part of the tripod, no problem with adjusting the height.
Posted by Anonymous on
Are you just mounting a camera to the tripod itself? - you need to purchase a head as well - the head screws onto the top of the tripod, and then the camera fixes to the head, usually with a qr plate.
Posted on Jan 21, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you look on the ring that goes around the ball, on the side by the red tension gauge, you'll see an indentation. It is just barely visible on the product shot above.
In the hole, you'll find what looks like an odd shaped bolt. It is actually a threaded post inside a nut.
Use an Allen wrench (hex key) to tighten this post.
Be careful though, a little tension here goes a long way. You should probably turn it no more than 1/8 to 1/4 turn and then test it. If it still isn't tight enough, repeat until you are satisfied.
You should probably also talk to a trained technician at somepoint to see if the loosening is indicative of a larger problem. I really wouldn't know one way or the other. I just discovered the calibration post by taking mine apart.
Posted on Nov 25, 2007
SOURCE: parts for a velbon tripod
hi there, i think you can obtain the parts directly from Hakuba USA. www.hakubausa.com they're the USA distributers for Velbon and will actually repair it... if you can't by simply replacing a part. also a phone # 1-800-423-1623 and a seperate # 800-886-2236 to order quick release plates.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
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
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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