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Old April 30th, 2007, 01:53 PM   #16
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ok so i recently bought a 501 and i already have legs with a 75mm bowl. what piece do i need to buy so i can screw the manfrotto head onto the bowl
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Old April 30th, 2007, 02:21 PM   #17
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Old April 30th, 2007, 03:09 PM   #18
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thanks but thats more than i want to pay right now. do you know if there is another brand that makes a half ball to fit my 501

edit- will this one work?

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Old April 30th, 2007, 03:44 PM   #19
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No, that is the cheapest I could find at B&H.
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Old April 30th, 2007, 03:51 PM   #20
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so that one wont work?
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Old April 30th, 2007, 04:17 PM   #21
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You can mount the 501 head on anything which has a 3/8" NC machine screw. It just has female threads on the flat bottom plate. For example, I can use it on my Manfrotto 3221WN legs without a bowl, and can easily unscrew the 501 head and replace it with a couple different Manfrotto still camera tripod heads which I also use on those legs.

So to me it appears the only difference between those two items is in the lower part which attaches to the tripod bowl. You need to make sure that it fits your existing tripod, either one should work fine with the 501 head.
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Old April 30th, 2007, 04:26 PM   #22
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Sorry, didn't see the edit. Yes that one is the same product, only with a longer handle.
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Old April 30th, 2007, 04:47 PM   #23
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Thanks for the help everyone! i think im going to go with the 28 dollar one
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Old May 25th, 2007, 12:09 PM   #24
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ok so i recently bought a 501 and i already have legs with a 75mm bowl. what piece do i need to buy so i can screw the manfrotto head onto the bowl
Return your 501 if you still can. I hate mine. 501 Pro, and it's not a fluid head.. (fluid like movment...) which means its a decent friction head. 501HDV supposedly isn't much better. 503 HDV is getting good reviews, and apparently has gell packs. Or if you can swing it, a 516.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 02:30 PM   #25
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Manfrotto 501 head (old type)

Hi I've just bought a second hand 501 head and looking around it working out what it all does BUT what does the small leaver do by the small round level do?
Or can someone tell me where I can download a PDF of the instructions?
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Old July 25th, 2007, 02:37 PM   #26
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It tightens the tripod plate attached to your camera. Once you insert the plate, move it to where your cam is balanced, then turn that lever. It will hold the plate in that position.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 02:37 PM   #27
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http://www.manfrotto.com.au/PDFPages/Manuals/501.pdf
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Old July 29th, 2008, 08:36 AM   #28
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Broken Manfrotto 501 HDV Tripod

Please help! Does anyone know the options i have to fix my Manfrotto 501 HDV Tripod in Southern Europe.I am located in the Algarve, Portugal and recently bought my tripod off the internet.I have broken a leg support and need fixing immediately.Just tryin to figure out my options on how to go about fixing this. Any help would be greatly appreciated


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Old July 29th, 2008, 09:25 AM   #29
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[QUOTE=Orlando Arroja;913654]Please help! Does anyone know the options i have to fix my Manfrotto 501 HDV Tripod in Southern Europe.I am located in the Algarve, Portugal and recently bought my tripod off the internet.I have broken a leg support and need fixing immediately.Just tryin to figure out my options on how to go about fixing this. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Old July 29th, 2008, 11:26 AM   #30
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Hi Orlando,

Your Flickr photo is listed as "private", so we can't see which part is actually broken....

Anyway, according to Manfrotto's website, Dulcifoto (www.dulcifoto.pt) in Lisbon (nowhere near the Algarve, I know) is the main distributor for their products in Portugal. I'm betting that they can either service it for you or order the appropriate spare parts if you want to tackle it yourself. Also, Manfrotto's spare parts page is here:

http://www.manfrotto.com/Jahia/spare...otto/cache/off

You should be able to find an exploded drawing of your tripod there with all part numbers listed. Keep in mind that 501HDV is the tripod head--the legs should have separate tag with their own model number.

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