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    Default help! manfrotto 486RC2 ballhead doesnt fit!

    hi pepz...
    need your help in this! just got e manfrotto 486RC2 ballhead from a CSer today and tried to fix on my slik pro 400DX tripod but the screw thread doesnt fit... think it fits the U3/8 11mm (5/12") instead of the U3/8 8mm (1/3")... how le? any souls offer me some advise please...

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    Default Re: help! manfrotto 486RC2 ballhead doesnt fit!

    Get converter?

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    Default Re: help! manfrotto 486RC2 ballhead doesnt fit!

    you should be able to get a sort of converter,seen before at CP marina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaxh81 View Post
    you should be able to get a sort of converter,seen before at CP marina.
    wat kinda converter is tt? how much is e price? grrr....

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    Default Re: help! manfrotto 486RC2 ballhead doesnt fit!

    Quote Originally Posted by M MBR View Post
    wat kinda converter is tt? how much is e price? grrr....
    Cheap cheap.

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    Default Re: help! manfrotto 486RC2 ballhead doesnt fit!

    The screw on top o fmany tripods typically can be unscrewed and reversed, the other end may be the bigger diameter screw...take a look at your tripod if the screw can be taken out and reversed...

    Hong Sien

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    Quote Originally Posted by wazzup View Post
    Cheap cheap.
    aiyooo... cheap oso cheap laa... but hw much le? now got headache liao...

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    Default Re: help! manfrotto 486RC2 ballhead doesnt fit!

    try to take out the screw and reverse it, should be 2 sided. Watch out as the threads can cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongsien View Post
    The screw on top o fmany tripods typically can be unscrewed and reversed, the other end may be the bigger diameter screw...take a look at your tripod if the screw can be taken out and reversed...

    Hong Sien
    i have tried but no avail... the screw is firmly fixed on the metal piece... grrr...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC View Post
    try to take out the screw and reverse it, should be 2 sided. Watch out as the threads can cut.
    i have tried it bro... but itz fixed... there is no way i can reverse it... but on the tripod manual says tt, "On this tripod, please buy Thread Adapter Set when the Pan Head that there are large screw (U3/8) tripod installation screw is attached" <<---

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    think i give up liao...

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    Default Re: help! manfrotto 486RC2 ballhead doesnt fit!

    Go to any shop and tell them you need a Slik adapter for Manfrotto ball heads.
    I think CP sells them for $2 or $3 only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTN View Post
    Go to any shop and tell them you need a Slik adapter for Manfrotto ball heads.
    I think CP sells them for $2 or $3 only.
    hah? still got hope? i'll try...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTN View Post
    Go to any shop and tell them you need a Slik adapter for Manfrotto ball heads.
    I think CP sells them for $2 or $3 only.
    hi... i just got back from CP Peninsular Plza and they told me itz outta stock! anywhere else can i get the thingy apart from CP?

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    it's a very common small converter that looks like a screw with a hollow centre.

    did u try some of the shops upstairs like K13 at P.Plaza, TCW, Ruby or even John 3:16 at Funan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfoo View Post
    it's a very common small converter that looks like a screw with a hollow centre.

    did u try some of the shops upstairs like K13 at P.Plaza, TCW, Ruby or even John 3:16 at Funan?
    naw... think this thread can close liao... gave up finding one! sold off the ballhead to a nice gentleman already!

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