Bencher--Majestic Tripod Head question

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by Nasir, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Nasir

    Nasir Member

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    I've just purchased an old Majestic tripod head that doesn't have a model number on it but it looks very much like a 1200. Does anyone know how/if it's possible to remove the stud adapter that screws into the bottom of the camera? This one came with a 3/8" size and I want to use a smaller one but I can't see how to remove the spring loaded collar around the thread.

    Thanks.
     
  2. johnielvis

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    Allen screw--teeny tiny one--in the knob you turn to tighten the thread--take out the allen screw--there are TWO of them usually--one comes out and another one deeper inside--then twist off the knob and the whole collar/spring stud will come apart.

    there are 1/4 and 3/8 studs/knob/collar asseemblies--it's easiest to get one than to make one.
     
  3. Nasir

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    That's great. Many thanks :smile: