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Old Feb 18, 2011, 11:47 AM   #1
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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?
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Old Feb 22, 2011, 11:55 AM   #2
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You could use Loctite Blue (non-permanant). It will keep it from just coming loose, but will take some effort to remove the head.
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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.
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Yeah that works, would be my choice as well, but not everyone has access to the tooling.
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