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Quick release platform?


26 Dec 2009 10:35AM
Hi all

I bought this ball head:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Manfrotto-486-Compact-Ball-Head/dp/B000KZDYBM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1261823649&sr=8-1-spell

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 10 17.9k 8 Norway
26 Dec 2009 10:50AM
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...
26 Dec 2009 10:57AM
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 e2
7 56 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2009 10:58AM
http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-manfrotto-323-rectangular-quick-release-plate/p11032

Just got one of these for my Manfrotto gimbal ( camera support)
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
26 Dec 2009 11:03AM
That's the puppy! I wasn't aware they produced that as an accessory - useful to know Ray.

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26 Dec 2009 11:07AM
Thanks a lot, Ephotozine is the best Smile
Will that definitely work on my head then?
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
26 Dec 2009 11:19AM
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
Doglet e2
7 56 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2009 11:20AM
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=502394&s=photo
26 Dec 2009 12:15PM
Thanks Smile
tomcat e2
9 6.2k 15 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2009 7:46PM
When browsing W.E site for bits and bobs, think outside of the box Smile

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