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MH055M8-Q5 just arrived. Once I mount the camera on the quick release plate, I can't seem to rotate the knob to completely tighten it, there is no room because the camera obstructs the knob. Can someone please let me know if I'm doing something wrong?

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Can you post a photo of how you are doing it? – fmark May 25 '11 at 6:23
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One of the features on many Manfrotto heads is that the quick-release plate knobs are spring-loaded... Essentially this will enable you to pull the knobs outward which will allow them to be readjusted without tightening (or loosening) the underlying bolt. This gives the ability to 'ratchet tighten' the bolt by shifting the knob when space gets tight.

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Thank you! I'll try that out tonight and let you know. – Karthik Murugesan May 25 '11 at 17:22
Yeah, let us know. I'm pretty sure this is what's going on for you, so if I know for sure I'll update the answer so its less speculative sounding... – Jay Lance Photography May 25 '11 at 17:45
Yup, that worked. Thank you! – Karthik Murugesan May 26 '11 at 5:59

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