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    HarrietH
    HarrietH e2 Member 4264 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
    29 Jan 2013 - 9:40 AM

    I recently bought a second hand Manfrotto 620B monopod. It had a ballhead attached. My question is this, included in the parcel (no original box or instructions or anything like that just a very good monopod). It had this strange object inside. Just out of curiosity can anyone tell me what it is? Perhaps the seller included it by mistake.
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    Thanks, I really don't like puzzles until they are solved.

    Harriet

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    mikehit
    mikehit  56312 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
    29 Jan 2013 - 9:46 AM

    It is a spanner for tightening the nuts on the levers you use to lock the extending leg in position. The spanner itself normally clips to the leg so that it is always available (hence the circular cross-section)

    Edited to add: the nuts them selves are proteted by hexagonal plastic covers that you need to take off first (this may need to be levered off with a knife or somthing similar).

    Last Modified By mikehit at 29 Jan 2013 - 9:49 AM Helpful Post! This post was flagged as helpful
    HarrietH
    HarrietH e2 Member 4264 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
    29 Jan 2013 - 10:06 AM

    Thank you so much. A very helpful and quick answer.

    Harriet

    sparrowhawk
    sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    29 Jan 2013 - 1:49 PM

    yes that is what it is i have one on my momopod myself

    Last Modified By sparrowhawk at 29 Jan 2013 - 1:49 PM
    HarrietH
    HarrietH e2 Member 4264 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
    29 Jan 2013 - 1:56 PM

    This forum is a mine of information. When I showed my husband the answer we both realised that by ourselves we would never have reached the right answer, mainly because as Mike said, the nuts are protected by plastic covers that need to be removed. Grin

    bigalguitarpicker
    29 Jan 2013 - 10:07 PM

    I've had a Manfrotto tripod for a few years now. When I read this post I thought "Ah! Now I know what the clip on the leg is for!" So I pulled the tripod out of its carry bag to check, and guess what? It's gone! Must have got snagged in undergrowth somewhere. Sad

    HarrietH
    HarrietH e2 Member 4264 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
    30 Jan 2013 - 6:21 AM

    Sorry, I shouldn't Smile but really it is such a funny looking gadget and very difficult to know what it is if you don't read the instructions( which, of course, everybody does immediately Tongue)
    Harriet

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