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How to repair a Giottos MH-1300 ball head? - Giottos Photography

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Any reputable local camera shop should be able to get this part for you. A lot of cities don't have camera stores anymore - so finding a supplier close by may be difficult. E-tailers online can solve that problem for you though. Try B&H, Cameta, Hunt's, 47st Photo, or others.

If you'd rather deal direct, check out:

Giottos Service & Repair:

Danielle Inc.
1275 Bloomfield Ave.
Building 8 Unit 68
Fairfield NJ 07004

Phone: 973-244-9662
Fax: 972-244-9817

I hope this helps and good luck! Please rate my reply - thank you.

Posted on Feb 24, 2011


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Grasp the head firmly in one hand, the shaft firmly in the other, and rotate the head counter clockwise to remove the old head. If it has been in situ for some time, it may be stiff to rotate.
Once you have removed the old head, lubricate the threads on the centre column, then attach the new head, rotating this one clockwise.
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-If you need to order repair parts for your Giottos MG8240b tripod..., (vs accessories such as camera plates)..., I would suggest that you use the following link to contact the Giottos distributor in your country. They should be able to supply you with parts diagrams, this will allow you to provide them with the info to get your tripod up and running again.
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197 east saint john st
Spartanburg SC 29306

Repairs are 425 + parts + return shipping. Just depends upon which parts you will need at this point.

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There is an email address on this page.  They were quite helpful when I had my problem.  It cost me shipping to send the old one back and I had a new one in under a week from the time I sent if off.

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