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saly Feb 18, 2011 10:47 AM

Locking the head to tripod
 
I just got a Manfrotto 732CY. It's carbon fiber, so extremely light weight (2.1lb, or <1kg) and plenty sturdy for my cameras. It's really very nice. The only downside is it has no locking feature for the head (many have set screws to secure the head to tripod).

Any suggestions, or do I just constantly check to make sure it hasn't backed out?

waoldrifleman Feb 22, 2011 10:55 AM

You could use Loctite Blue (non-permanant). It will keep it from just coming loose, but will take some effort to remove the head.

saly Feb 23, 2011 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by waoldrifleman (Post 1202737)
You could use Loctite Blue (non-permanant). It will keep it from just coming loose, but will take some effort to remove the head.

Thanks, didn't think about that.....we took it one step further. Drilled and tapped some holes in the base and put in set screws. I have a fluid head so it gets lot of twisting motion.

waoldrifleman Feb 24, 2011 11:47 AM

Yeah that works, would be my choice as well, but not everyone has access to the tooling.


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