Manfrotto 525 legs slipping at
DV Info Net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Support Your Local Camera > Tripod Sticks & Heads

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 5th, 2008, 11:32 AM   #1
Major Player
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gloucester UK
Posts: 223
Manfrotto 525 legs slipping

I recently got a set of used manfrotto 520MVB legs (not 525 as it says in the thread... sorry), but there seems to be a slight amount of creep and the leg starts to slip even though the clamp feels tight.

I'm reluctant to over tighten the tightening clamp in case I strip the thread. is there a way of making it firmer? It seems there's a metal bar on the back of the assembly which is pulled onto the leg as it gets tightened, but as it's metal-on-metal it looks like it could slip.

Can anyone offer advice?



Last edited by Matt Bigwood; June 5th, 2008 at 12:09 PM. Reason: Incorrect model number
Matt Bigwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 5th, 2008, 01:36 PM   #2
Inner Circle
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia (formerly Winnipeg, Manitoba) Canada
Posts: 4,088
Had to tighten mine up just last week. On the back of each leg at the extension point, there is a metal plate with a hex key head in it. Use the supplied key to tighten the hex head screw that applies tension. Don't go TOO hard but snug it up until the legs no longer drift.
Shaun C. Roemich Road Dog Media - Vancouver, BC - Videographer - Webcaster Blog:
Shaun Roemich is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY USA

Scan Computers Int. Ltd.
+44 0871-472-4747
Bolton, Lancashire UK

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Support Your Local Camera > Tripod Sticks & Heads

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:45 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2019 The Digital Video Information Network