Manfrotto Photography - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support

Just strip down each leg individually, remove, clean and lubricate sparingly the leg clamps (I use silicone bicycle chain lubricant), wipe the leg sections to remove any accumulated detritus, then re-assemble. Do NOT over tighten the leg clamps - even the aluminium ones can be brittle and snap if over tightened.

Manfrotto... • Answered on Mar 08, 2020

Undo the three grub screws, then unscrew the tripod head anti-clockwise.

Manfrotto... • Answered on Jan 08, 2018

Thank you for telling us, and for your in-depth review of Manfrotto. Fixya does not supply manuals for any products, I am afraid. If you look on Google, you will find multiple links to this product, and also YouTube videos which may be of some assistance.

Manfrotto... • Answered on Sep 30, 2017

Not quite sure what you are hoping to achieve here - the bubble is to help you level the tripod, and by its very nature when centred will indicate this. Once you have levelled the tripod, adjust the head (pan and tilt, or ball and socket) until the camera is also level. It is possible to purchase a three-way level that fits in the hot shoe.

Manfrotto 475B... • Answered on Aug 05, 2017

Try removing the centre column, then clamp it securely in a vice (or vise, if you prefer), packed with wooden battens to prevent damage. Ensure that all the locks on the head are secured tightly. Then rotate the head counter-clockwise, and it should unscrew from the thread at thye top of the centre column. If it still won't shift, try spraying a little WD40 or other such lubricant at the place where the head attaches to the centre column, leave it to soak in, then try again. If you still have no luck, hie thee to thy local repair facility and humbly beg assistance from the artificer.

Manfrotto... • Answered on Oct 19, 2016

I've looked at the spec, and it does not appear to be changeable, unfortunately. Unless you are absolutely wedded to the idea of using that particular head, there are others in the range that can be used with either hand. Check out the selection here : Amazon co uk manfrotto headsThe one I use, for both stills & video, is the 804RC2. There are three handles, one for adjusting in each dimension, the main two being easily accessible from each side. Takes the standard Manfrotto Q/R plate as well.

Manfrotto... • Answered on Oct 07, 2016

I own 4 of these... what do you want to know about it?

Manfrotto Bogen... • Answered on Jan 21, 2015

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.

Manfrotto 503HDV... • Answered on Jan 21, 2015

they don't use fluid - maybe some grease in the tilt and pan of the head, but the tripod itself doesn't need any.. you might need an adjustment somewhere... I own 3 of these.

Manfrotto Bogen... • Answered on Jan 21, 2015

loosen the allen head screw for that legs snap lock

Manfrotto... • Answered on Jan 21, 2015

I own this one - what seems to be the exact problem?

Manfrotto... • Answered on Jan 21, 2015

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.

Manfrotto... • Answered on Jan 21, 2015

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.

Manfrotto Camera... • Answered on Jan 21, 2015

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Manfrotto... • Answered on Nov 08, 2014

Depending upon which model you have it could be as simple as turning the center column upside down. Without more info about the tripod this is the best I've got.

Manfrotto... • Answered on Oct 21, 2014

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