I always was a user of the Manfrotto 030 quick release plate system (the hexagonal ones). Until now with a Mod. 168 ballhead for medium format and 135 gear. Getting a large format camera a few months ago I decided to buy a new Manfrotto 229 Head.
I was under the impression that the hexagonal plates still were the same and I could also use my old ones.
Now it seems that while the plate that came with the 229 (dark grey/black) fits in both heads but the older plates (light grey) don't. With the 229 they slide in, lock and won't fall off but are not locked solid and can be wiggled around a little bit. The main difference between both heads is that the 229 has a security lock feature on the plate release lever while the 168 hasn't.
Has somebody here experienced the same? Is there some way to fit the old plates on the new head?