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    I had a head screw requirements similar to the one posted here and yes, I found that Randy probably purchased the last one. I requested the technical drawing for the 3/8" screw (it came with the 1/4'" which was inadequate for my ULF cameras) and was able to get it machined in 3/8 by a machinist friend and reassembled. The owner sent me the technical drawing - nice guy. I remember him telling me that the allen screws that released the bolt were double screws for which one had to take both out in sequence to replace the make up screw. Great head and tripod that I used regularly. The lift option is to die for.

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    does anyone know how reliable Bencher are in communications? I've sent a couple of emails over the last few days but have not heard anything back. Not sure if my messages even went through as their website kind of clunked out after I hit "send"

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    I called today and the phone message said they were not taking messages and obviously not answering. Their market is gone and most won't buy their old school gear new, especially as fools dump it all the time for nothing. In fact I paid nothing for 4 Majestic heads and 2 tripods. The 2 'extra' heads are on 2 Arkay Studio stands that I paid nearly nothing.

    I use it all. Often.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexGard View Post
    does anyone know how reliable Bencher are in communications? I've sent a couple of emails over the last few days but have not heard anything back. Not sure if my messages even went through as their website kind of clunked out after I hit "send"

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    Re: Majestic Heads - Parts or Service?

    Ah crap. I'm after one of those screw-to-pole mount adapters to get the 1200 to mount to a manfrotto 161 mk2b

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    Re: Majestic Heads - Parts or Service?

    Alex,

    Couple of things:

    First, look for other head plates (ie. not just the 6x7" version). There are small ones and round ones. You might get the screw fitting from them.

    Second, as for connecting these to a 161 Mk2, well, here's how I did it:

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    (sorry for the sideways images; not sure why).

    I had my Dad turn this up when I got the head. The brass is, of course, heavier that the regular Aluminium that Bender uses, but, in the greater scheme of my kit, it really doesn't make much of a difference.
    Lachlan.

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    Re: Majestic Heads - Parts or Service?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexGard View Post
    Ah crap. I'm after one of those screw-to-pole mount adapters to get the 1200 to mount to a manfrotto 161 mk2b
    That's a bummer that Bencher isn't answering their phone, I was going to try to order a new platform for my 1200 head.

    AlexGarde, that adapter is simple to make on a lathe, do you know of someone or someone that knows someone that is a machinist ?
    Not trying to be funny, but Lachlan's adapter, which is what you're after is a simple part to turn on a lathe if you can have a machinist make it locally you save a few $.

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    As Jimmy See writes, it IS a pretty basic "thing". Tube to diameter and a tapped hole to size (3/8" from memory).
    Lachlan.

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    Re: Majestic Heads - Parts or Service?

    aye! I don't know anyone with a lathe but I'm sure once I get the diameter I could just get a shop to tap a hole for me.

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    Re: Majestic Heads - Parts or Service?

    I'll measure mine tomorrow and let you know the sizes. Easy!
    Lachlan.

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    you're a champion mate cheers

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