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    mcgovernjon
    26 Dec 2009 - 10:35 AM

    Hi all

    I bought this ball head:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Manfrotto-486-Compact-Ball-Head/dp/B000KZDYBM/ref=sr_1_1...

    and realised afterwards that it doesn't have a quick release platform. Already got it scratched so I can't send it back... so is there an optional quick release platform I can buy from somewhere that I can use? I've tried a search but can't find anything :-(

    Thanks for your help
    Jon

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    User_Removed
    26 Dec 2009 - 10:50 AM

    One of these might do the trick. I use one on my Manfrotto monopod. Will screw straight on to the top of your new 486 - albeit, making the whole thing, perhaps, a little tall...??

    This is the search criteria I used btw Jon.... HiH's...

    Last Modified By User_Removed at 26 Dec 2009 - 10:51 AM
    mcgovernjon
    26 Dec 2009 - 10:57 AM

    Mmmm... thanks but it looks a bit tall and heavy :-(
    Is there something a bit more portable that would do the job?

    Thanks for replying so soon Smile

    Doglet
    Doglet  753 forum posts United Kingdom
    26 Dec 2009 - 10:58 AM

    http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-manfrotto-323-rectangular-quick-release-plat...

    Just got one of these for my Manfrotto gimbal ( camera support)

    User_Removed
    26 Dec 2009 - 11:03 AM

    That's the puppy! I wasn't aware they produced that as an accessory - useful to know Ray.

    ( Linky-link Wink )

    Last Modified By User_Removed at 26 Dec 2009 - 11:04 AM
    mcgovernjon
    26 Dec 2009 - 11:07 AM

    Thanks a lot, Ephotozine is the best Smile
    Will that definitely work on my head then?

    User_Removed
    26 Dec 2009 - 11:19 AM

    To my mind, yes. Having checked my own 488RC2, it appears to be the same as this - just make sure you have the 1/4" to 3/8" screw adaptor fitted on your 486 platform as the bottom of the QR adaptor requires a 3/8" fitting (See the Specifications tab - attachment (bottom) 3/8" female thread )

    But to be absolutely sure - use the on-line chat facility after the holiday (Tuesday..??) and have the tech confirm it. The other way of course is to email Manfrotto (Bogen) and have them confirm it

    Last Modified By User_Removed at 26 Dec 2009 - 11:20 AM
    Doglet
    Doglet  753 forum posts United Kingdom
    26 Dec 2009 - 11:20 AM

    Yes this is the same as your head but with the release plate fitted.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B00009R6MQ/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=...

    mcgovernjon
    26 Dec 2009 - 12:15 PM

    Thanks Smile

    tomcat
    tomcat e2 Member 85742 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
    26 Dec 2009 - 7:46 PM

    When browsing W.E site for bits and bobs, think outside of the box Smile

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