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How to remove B1 head from Benro c-269 tripod

 
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Aug 06, 2010 16:36 |  #1

I can't get this head off - the various photos I see imply that the head comes off - I assumed I could just unscrew it - but it doesn't move.

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Aug 06, 2010 21:58 |  #2

there may be some set screws that need to be loosened. look under the top plate of the center column. there should be 3 screws under there.


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Aug 06, 2010 22:03 |  #3

Yeah, I don't have a benro, but that is exactly how my manfrotto head works. Screws on, then locked in place with 3 set screws. I'd assume there is some sort of locking mechanism to keep it from coming off under normal use.


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Aug 07, 2010 02:54 |  #4

Josh_30 wrote in post #10676002 (external link)
Yeah, I don't have a benro, but that is exactly how my manfrotto head works. Screws on, then locked in place with 3 set screws. I'd assume there is some sort of locking mechanism to keep it from coming off under normal use.

blush............I saw them and did remove them.............but then was left with a 'hole' rather than screw I assumed would be there (I wanted to put another head on the benro)...............I thought putting a new head on only involved unscrewing it (as with my Manfrotto head) ...............blush


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Aug 07, 2010 04:44 |  #5

hania,

I assume the "hole" has a thread? Most heads use a 3/8th UNC stud, although 1/4 is used on some. If the stud will not release from the old head, then any photo shop should be able to sell you another.


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Aug 07, 2010 06:32 |  #6

sorry, i guess i left out the obvious. after loosening the set screws, lock the panning knob, and grasp it firmly under the panning base, and twist the whole ballhead off.

you may have twisted the ballhead off with the stud inside. get a wrench and remove the stud. benro usually uses a double sided stud with 3/8 on one side and 1/4 on the other. put that stud back in the top plate of the center column and put whatever new ballhead on top of that.


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Aug 07, 2010 12:30 |  #7

klr.b wrote in post #10677268 (external link)
sorry, i guess i left out the obvious. after loosening the set screws, lock the panning knob, and grasp it firmly under the panning base, and twist the whole ballhead off.

you may have twisted the ballhead off with the stud inside. get a wrench and remove the stud. benro usually uses a double sided stud with 3/8 on one side and 1/4 on the other. put that stud back in the top plate of the center column and put whatever new ballhead on top of that.

ah - thats what I did wrong - never thought of locking the panning know - never had a ball head before.

Yes- I twisted it off with the stud inside - which really puzzled me!

as always - this forum never disappoints - never had a question/problem that hasn't been answered.

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Aug 07, 2010 15:19 |  #8

no problem. i was switching my ballhead between tripods a lot, so i picked up a lot of things along the way. if you lock the panning knob, you're able to grip more of the ballhead above the panning base. otherwise, you must grip it below the base.


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