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08/04/2003 01:58:49 PM · #1
I have a weird problem. I boought a Manfrotto Monopod but the crew is way to large to fit my camera. Is there anything to do about it?

Sometimes I feel so dumb...!
08/04/2003 02:46:47 PM · #2
Its possibly designed to fit into a ball head - does the monopod have a head on it already ?

08/04/2003 07:17:29 PM · #3
Hi,

All the Manfrotto Monopods a friend of mine knows of either have a dual sized screw (1/4 with a 3/8 thread around it which is spring loaded. You can push or slide down the 3/8 thread to expose the 1/4 one) or have a reversible screw of some sort.

He would like to know which model you have.

Cheers,
-tog

Message edited by author 2003-08-04 19:22:40.
08/04/2003 07:29:17 PM · #4
Originally posted by togtog:

Hi,

All the Manfrotto Monopods a friend of mine knows of either have a dual sized screw (1/4 with a 3/8 around it which can be removed) or have a reversible screw of some sort.

He would like to know which model you have.

Cheers,
-tog


I agree, I own one of these monopods and love it. I have the version with the dual screw. I use it for 35mm, DSLR, and Hasselblads without any problems other than it rusts. Manfrotto is famous for there system flexibility and diversity, so do not panic, it can very likely be adjusted to what you need with a simple option. I also have the 222 pistol grip that I use on it instead of a ball head and I find it to be superb. Check their web site, that may yield the answers that you seek. Also, I have all of their very detailed catalogs here at home, so send me an email if I can help once you get the model numbers. Please note that the USA has different Manfrotto model numbers than other countries, but it is easy to cross reference from the US distributor's web (Bogen Photo) site. Here are some links:

Manfrotto
Bogen
08/04/2003 07:47:47 PM · #5
Gee, you are geniouses!!! Here's the description: Manfrotto 479-4B/Bogen 3249 Sturdy Monopod. This is the BLACK finish model.

This 4-section monopod features sure rubber grip, quick-action lock levers, large 60mm camera/head platform with plastic cover, and dual 1/4"-3/8" camera fixing screw. Ideal for cameras up to 22 pounds (10Kg) in weight. It is 20 inches (51cm) high and weighs 1.7 pounds (765g). Monopod extends to 60 inches (165cm) tall. Instructions included.


So I suppose I only have to reverse the screw? HAve to run and try! I'm so happy to know you all!

Thanks!


08/04/2003 08:00:32 PM · #6
I have the one you´re talking about. Just press the screw against the camera and the outer screw will fall into the monopod and the inner screw fits into the camera.
08/04/2003 08:07:36 PM · #7
Originally posted by nathaliedoo:

Gee, you are geniouses!!! Here's the description: Manfrotto 479-4B/Bogen 3249 Sturdy Monopod. This is the BLACK finish model.

This 4-section monopod features sure rubber grip, quick-action lock levers, large 60mm camera/head platform with plastic cover, and dual 1/4"-3/8" camera fixing screw. Ideal for cameras up to 22 pounds (10Kg) in weight. It is 20 inches (51cm) high and weighs 1.7 pounds (765g). Monopod extends to 60 inches (165cm) tall. Instructions included.

So I suppose I only have to reverse the screw? HAve to run and try! I'm so happy to know you all!

Thanks!


Hi Nathalie,

I think that you may discover that the smaller 1/4" screw is inside the larger 5/8" screw. Take a close look at the screw and see if it is spring-loaded.

On my monopod, this is the case, so both screw sizes are always available at all times. Actually, it is a brilliant invention. If this is not the case, then you can likely remove the 5/8th and insert the 1/4 inch.

Michael
08/04/2003 08:17:40 PM · #8
The exact word used by Manfrotto in Canada is "coaxial", which is a great term to describe the dual screw that I think you may have on your monopod. Please let me know if you figure it out.
08/05/2003 12:13:13 PM · #9
Originally posted by carsten:

I have the one you´re talking about. Just press the screw against the camera and the outer screw will fall into the monopod and the inner screw fits into the camera.


Do you like it?
08/05/2003 12:14:59 PM · #10
Originally posted by Morgan:



Hi Nathalie,

I think that you may discover that the smaller 1/4" screw is inside the larger 5/8" screw. Take a close look at the screw and see if it is spring-loaded.

On my monopod, this is the case, so both screw sizes are always available at all times. Actually, it is a brilliant invention. If this is not the case, then you can likely remove the 5/8th and insert the 1/4 inch.

Michael


Thanks, I feel even dumber now. But I can't tell if it works or not yet since I just took my car to the garage and the monopod is it so I have to wait until tomorrow to check it out. Thanks for your advice!
08/07/2003 12:29:09 PM · #11
Thanks to all, indeed the screw is inside the larger one...

08/07/2003 12:43:17 PM · #12
Originally posted by nathaliedoo:

Originally posted by carsten:

I have the one you´re talking about. Just press the screw against the camera and the outer screw will fall into the monopod and the inner screw fits into the camera.


Do you like it?


Yes, it´s very easy to use. And bring it when you know that there´s going to be bad light. You can also use it when you are zooming to tele on your Coolpix 5700.
08/07/2003 01:08:56 PM · #13
When do you use the mono vs the tripod?
08/07/2003 01:20:07 PM · #14
Originally posted by nathaliedoo:

When do you use the mono vs the tripod?


I mostly use the tripod when I have planned my photographing, indoors or outdoors. I mean when I go out just for walking around and I don´t know if there´s going to be any shooting or not - I always bring my monopod (if any). I don´t like to use the flash so I use the monopod very often when I shoot indoors, family pictures and such.
08/07/2003 04:12:13 PM · #15
Originally posted by carsten:

Originally posted by nathaliedoo:

When do you use the mono vs the tripod?


I mostly use the tripod when I have planned my photographing, indoors or outdoors. I mean when I go out just for walking around and I don´t know if there´s going to be any shooting or not - I always bring my monopod (if any). I don´t like to use the flash so I use the monopod very often when I shoot indoors, family pictures and such.


thanks this is the approach I had in mind.
08/07/2003 08:31:26 PM · #16
Originally posted by nathaliedoo:

Thanks, I feel even dumber now. But I can't tell if it works or not yet since I just took my car to the garage and the monopod is it so I have to wait until tomorrow to check it out. Thanks for your advice!


Man, you must trust your service guys. I wouldn't even leave a jacket in my car!
08/07/2003 09:32:34 PM · #17
Originally posted by greenem2:

Originally posted by nathaliedoo:

Thanks, I feel even dumber now. But I can't tell if it works or not yet since I just took my car to the garage and the monopod is it so I have to wait until tomorrow to check it out. Thanks for your advice!


Man, you must trust your service guys. I wouldn't even leave a jacket in my car!


Well, it was the dealer and honestly, I forgot I had it in the car until I got a reply on this thread...


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