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How do I detach a Manfrotto 322 RC2 head from a tripod? Do

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How do I detach a Manfrotto 322 RC2 head from a tripod? Do you know where to get instructions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

This page has many suggestions for removing the head of a Manfrotto:

and the one that seems to have worked involved putting a drill bit in a certain place and tapping it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was asking for regular instructions. I already found that site before you.
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

I regret that I have no further info to offer on this subject, and with apologies, I have Opted Out in favor of a better-experienced Expert on this specialty matter.

Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

Hi. My name is*****'m a camera repair technician with over 20years in the business and I'll be glad to help you with your question today.

The tripod head simply screws onto the base plate and is held in place by set screws you need to loosen from the under side of the base plate.

Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

Just a note to see if I can be of any further assistance?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there any other way to get the head off the tripod and can you find directions.
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately, Manfrotto does not have instructions on how to remove the tripod head. On all of the tripods I've changed the heads on simply unscrew from the base plate once the set- screws are loosened from the bottom of the base plate. Have you looked at the underside of the base plate for the set-screws?