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Dead Legs on Tripod

All three legs of the tripod are suddenly floppy. They were fine before the transatlantic flight. Now they flop all over the place. Can't seem to pinpoint the problem. Seems to be a tightening issue of some kind, but don't know how any screws would loosen up while stowed in a bag. Ideas? Thanks, -M

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  • phoephot Jan 07, 2008

    I have the same problem, although no flight was involved, two of the three legs are loose and no matter how much I rotate the knob on top of the leg, there is no difference, did you ever resolve your problem?

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    grant May 11, 2010

    I realize this is an old post, but if it is still a concern, where is the "Flop"- in the joints where one leg slides into the other, or at the top of the leg where it joins the metal casting that also holds the column?



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Here  we go.  It sounds like you might have a problem with a strip thread or oil on the legs.  If the thread is stripped you'll have to replace it.  If it is not grabbing, wipe the legs down with alcohol or some type of solvant.  If the wipe down does not work try a fine sand paper so that it grabs better.  Let me know how you make out.

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I have no ideas, but if you buy another tripod, I owuld like to buy your old handles from your 8500.


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