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Old August 22nd, 2005, 12:35 PM   #1
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Manfrotto 519 question

I have just purchased a 519 fluid head for use with my XL2 camera. It did not com with any documentation so my question is this.

The 519 claims to come with 2 springs for different weight cameras. As these were not in the package I assume the are both already fitted inside. Can someone confirm this or should I be chasing my supplier for them?
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 11:09 PM   #2
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Did you try flipping all the levers and turning all the knobs? I don't think it's a replace option, just a flip. I am still unimpressed with the pan-tension adjustments on my new 503. My $79 Velbon had a better range of adjustment.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 03:19 AM   #3
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My 519 DID come with two springs, a blue one and a yellow one. Only one spring can be fitted at a time. And it came with proper documentation. I suggest you return the head and ask for a replacement that includes both springs and the manual.

Bob, it is not just a matter of flipping a lever, you actually have to replace the spring. However, you don't need any special tools to do that.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 07:19 AM   #4
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ooops. I guess I need to learn how to read again. Sorry gang.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 03:12 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone. I contacted Manfrotto and they sent me the extra spring and instructions. Everything ok now.
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