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Thanks to Stan Rogers - I googled for "MStrap-1" and got images of Manfrotto carrying straps attached to this hook. Though it doesn't feel like a strong attachment point, clearly it's capable of carrying the tripod around on. Manfrotto MStrap-1 on Amazon


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Since each leg section is nested in the next when the monopod is compacted, splitting it in two won't result in either section being much smaller than entire monopod. Each section appears to be around 22-23 inches long. What you can do is remove the head, but you're not going to gain much there. Looking at the parts diagram published by Manfrotto, it appears ...


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Here's a picture of the underside of that plate on my 055XPROB connected to an 804RC2 3-way head - You can see a slot headed screw thread here and there are 2 more that need to be slackened to release the head (in this case an 804RC2). Also when you unscrew it you may need to turn the silver plates, not the top of the head.


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Send it back. EU law says you're completely protected. It didn't need to even break if you bought it online, you can send it back for any reason inside 14 days. You pay postage, though, if you just "don't want it" As it's broken, they pay postage. You can have either money back or free replacement. Look up your own country's equivalent of "online selling ...


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If the 055 series models are anything like most Manfrotto products there are three small "grub" screws with Allen keys countersunk in the bottom of the plate on which the head mounts. All three must be loosened to allow the head to be removed. If you only removed a single screw, it sounds like you may have removed the one with a large handle that allows the ...


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What are the benefits of having one more leg section? Being I am 175 cm tall, I will never use the legs fully extended on a plane. More sections reduces the length of the tripod while folded. This is most desirable for travelling. As a side-effect, there is a slight loss of rigidity since the extra tube is more narrow and maybe a more time to setup. ...


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I've got a Manfrotto 190-series tripod with the horizontal arm, and I can attest to the utility and convenience of this arm design; however, I've found that using this arm just to flip the camera by 90 degrees isn't a typical use case. Most tripod heads can do this on their own, simply by laying the camera over on its side, and if you've got an Arca-...


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There are three small set screws recessed in the bottom of the plate at the top of your tripod. You must back them off enough to allow the base of the ball head to be rotated. Be sure the middle shaft of the tripod is tightened or you might be rotating the entire shaft. And grip the base of the ball head below the "ball".


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I've put mine back together a few times after one of the dividers keeping it from falling apart failed, so in theory you could do it. But it's not worth the trouble, and leaves the monopod weak and prone to falling apart on you again when you don't want it to. It also increases the total volume you'll be taking with you, for very little reduction in the ...


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Quick answer: Oh. My. God. Get the heavy duty. The regular one is useless and a waste of your money. Longer answer: The seems like a neat idea, but in order to be strong enough to hold in place with any amount of load it seems that the heavier build is necessary. The light one barely is able to stay in very many different orientations by itself, let alone ...


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I haven't used Carbon Fiber tripods a lot but both look like good choices. The rotatable center is nice for positioning said camera is weird orientations. I've used mainly aluminum and I have had no issues carrying it around all day. However, if weight IS a problem consider the Carbon Fiber variant. I have NOT used ManFrotto Tripod but I've seen them in a ...


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They're not interchangeable in the sense that both will work on either of the systems for which they are designed. That is, the plates made specifically for the 501 and 503 Pro Video Heads (which are part of the Manfrotto RC5 family) are too long to fit into an RC2 receiver for which 200L plates are designed. However, what it seems you are really asking is ...


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Payload is anything that isn't tripod. Camera + lens + flash + stabilizer weight + anything else you might want to attach. While the tripod itself should be able to hold 8kg (or 12kg, if you consider the safety ratio Romeo Ninov describes), the hook attached to it may not. You will have to make a judgment call based on the apparent quality of the hook. ...


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My personal calculations (based on my degree of mechanical engineering): Safety ratio 1.5 (avg) which mean tripod can handle 1.5*8kg=12kg. Your camera+lens+accessories attached to camera and lens = (for example) 4kg. So you can attach maximum of 12kg-4kg=8kg And again: this is my personal calculation which is not based on any documentation from the ...


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If you are happy with the tripod you use, you may consider stabilizing it rather than replacing it. A tripod is stabilized by adding a weight well below the CG of the system. Some tripods may include a hook at the bottom of the center column. These hooks are often spring loaded and have a maximum weight rating that will be listed in the owner's manual. If ...


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The clamp does make a difference; not all Arca-Swiss compatible clamps will work with all Arca-Swiss compatible plates. Really Right Stuff notes this especially with their lever-style clamps. My experience backs this up: I couldn't use a RRS lever clamp with an Arca-Swiss brand universal plate. It would clamp but not quite tight enough -- with force, I could ...


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You are missing a part. The one that goes between the head and tripod. All you need is to by the one that makes the connection possible. Most heads use either a 3/8" or 1/4" thread. You have to check with the 400DXL because I've never seen one. The 546B uses a 75mm fitting, so you need to find one of those with the thread for your head. If you buy multiple ...


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