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Manfrotto RC128 quick release plate - can pin be moved ?

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Old Tuesday 11th January 2011, 13:51   #1
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Manfrotto RC128 quick release plate - can pin be moved ?

Basically what I'd like to know is if the little pin that is on the quick release plate (in addition to the screw) can be move. I don't think it has any function ?! As it stands I can't fit my scope onto the tripod properly.
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Old Tuesday 11th January 2011, 17:08   #2
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That pin is an anti-rotation pin for video cameras.

It is not necessary to use it with your spotting scope.

The one on my plate was removed by pulling (or pushing from the bottom side).

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Old Tuesday 11th January 2011, 18:39   #3
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Squeeze the pin on the bottom side of the plate and push it out.

This has been described here before. They used to screw out but they're now a split pin.
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Old Wednesday 12th January 2011, 07:42   #4
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Many thanks for that - I'll try and take it out.
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