I have an unused Manfroto tripod I want to give as a gift to a youngster, thus I don't want to buy him an expensive ball-head. He has a Nikon D80. These photos show the attachment that I have. A piece is missing; there is no way way to attach the camera to the detachable piece. The hole is not threaded. What do I need to enable the camera to attach?
or you can get the entire plate for about 16.00. Looks like this plate is getting harder to find BH says it's discontinued, could just mean the P/N has changed again http://www.adorama.com/BG200PL.html?kbid=912610 - hopefully in your local camera store.
If I can't buy a plate to repair my tripod I am considering buying him a tripod, but again, he does not need an expensive tripod.
I found this and I am curious about it; I didn't know Nikon made tripods, the information states it is make in Korea and claims this to be a genuine Nikon product, but Nikon is based in Japan. Also, $60 for a tripod, with a head, seem very inexpensive. Does it work?
Sat 12-Jan-13 01:53 PM | edited Sat 12-Jan-13 04:36 PM by mkbee1
Bob; Buying just the mounting screw will not completely solve the problem with your mounting plate. The screws are held in with a "C" clip. Not expensive, but, the very dickens to get on the screw.
In my experience, Bogen/Manfrotto QR plates will fit tripods from older to he newest models. I have the same tripod as you, and through the years have bought extra plates, which all fit, with the exception of the really old light gray plate with cork insert.
There are plenty of them offered on eBay, and some are even from here in the 'States, so the shipping will be quick. Just search for "Bogen/Manfrotto quick release".
Good luck. Carl
This may help; it's from an eBay listing
The Manfrotto 200PL-14 Rectangular Mounting Plate is the replacement quick release plate for all heads that use the RC2 (3157N) system. The plate comes with a 1/4"-20 camera screw, and is compatible with 35mm and standard thread-mounted medium format cameras.
>Someone enlighten me - how long have Nikon been making >tripods?
I doubt if they are actually making tripods, but it is likely that they are branding products made by others or licensing use of the Nikon name. That same is probably true for bags/cases. The online Nikon store offers some Nikon tripods and they are available from reputable dealers like B&H.