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Manfrotto 808rc4 head . Please explain the "counter-balance"effect on both the axis tilt and level . What is it and how do I engage and disengage it. With Thanks Simon

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Manfrotto 808rc4 head . Please explain the "counter-balance"effect on both the axis tilt and level . What is it and how do I engage and disengage it. With Thanks Simon

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