Velbon DF-61 QB-5W Plate D-Ring

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Hi everyone,

I'm new to photography and have recently just purchased my very first DSLR.

I bought a second hand tripod (Velbon DF-61) this evening and appear to have made an error!

After handing over the money, I got the tripod home and realised there's no D-ring in the mounting plate so right now, I'm unable to attach the camera to the tripod.

Is it possible to buy the D-rings for this particular mounting plate (QB-5W) separately - If so, could somebody recommend anywhere, please?

If I need to buy a new mounting plate then that's something I will consider to get up and running.

If a new mounting / quick release plate is needed, this may lead to the question that all the QB-5W plates I have found only say they suit the DF-60. Unless this means the DF-60 series, if there is such a thing (which would cover the DF-61 I imagine)?

Please excuse my ignorance but I am new to photography, I'm still not up to scratch with pieces of kit!

Any help would be very much appreciated.