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  1. #1 Wide camera base blocks locking screw on head... 
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    Here's a thrilling question for a Monday afternoon...

    I recently hired a c100 mk2 and it wouldn't mount on my Vinten head, because the base is too wide. The locking screw (for sliding backwards/forwards) is blocked by the camera base.

    Is there is a simple fix? I'd rather not add anything too bulky, but I guess the camera needs raising an inch or so to allow the locking screw to rotate. First design flaw I've noticed on the head.

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    This can be an issue with various tripod heads. The trick is to adjust the locking screw/knob where it's in a position to be locked with just a touch.

    If that doesn't work, I personally have used this for various setups over the years:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    It's an easy fix. Adding to what Norbro said, it's just a matter of adjusting the tension of the locking knob.

    Put a plate on the head without the camera attached. Then, with a hex key, unscrew the locking knob and remove it completely. This will reveal the bolt that secures the plate. Screw that bolt (with your fingers) clockwise until you can't tighten it further. Now unscrew it counter-clockwise about 15 - 20 degrees. Replace the locking knob carefully as to not move the bolts' position. Make sure the tip of the knob is at 3 o'clock, so it's touching the tab that prevents it from moving.

    The goal is to be able to lock the plate with the knob positioned at 9 o'clock, giving you just enough room under the camera's base for your thumb to unlock the knob. Now try it with the camera attached to the head. If it's not tight enough, simply repeat the process and turn the inner bolt clockwise just a bit.

    It might take a few tries to get the inner bolt in the right position, but it shouldn't take longer than 5-10 minutes.
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    Great, thanks folks
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