Bogen 3055 Head
I have a Bogen 3055 head that, with this product now available (http://www.manfrotto.com/product/0/M...ete_with_plate) I'd really like to swap out the big hex plate for the Arca system.
From the looks of the 3055, I should be able to remove the central screw (allen head) that's on-axis, directly below the center of where the hex plate sits and take the QR mechanism off of the top of the ball, but on mine, I can't get the screw to budge. Am I evaluating the head correctly? I don't want to force it and damage the head.
Simply takes sufficient force to break the threads loose on the securing screw. I don't know the technique to break it loose (hammer, heat, both) but I do recall folks posting how to remove the standard release to substitute an Arca type QR system.
I'm not unskilled in the ways of...mechanical persuasion, but I didn't want to force the issue only to hear the snap-crackle-pop of "now you've done it".
Found this old post. It is not specific to te 3055 head, but the same technicque could apply
RRS web site comments:
"Some Bogen/Manfrotto ballheads can be modified in a similar manner, but the tapped female socket in the stem is metric 6-1.0. Buy our B2 AS II clamp and fix to the head using a M6-1.0 flat-top metric machine screw. Use LocTite type 242 (blue fluid, medium strength) to keep clamp from twisting."
RRS lists 'kits' for a number of Manfrotto heads (4x series), but does not list one for 3055...so maybe it is not possible to convert.