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Missing munting post for SLIK U212 Tripod?

I just brought a SLIK U212 tripod out of the closet after never having used it. There doesn't seem to be a mounting post on the camera mount that will let me screw in a digital camera or camcorder. Is this part stored somewhere on the tripod? And if not, is it possible to buy the necessary screw at a hardware store? -- I can mail someone a photo if it will help.

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  • davidinlv Feb 18, 2009

    I need something that has a screw on each end I think, because there is no screw on the top of my tripod. Am I wrong that the item pictured doesn't seem to have a screw on each end? I guess you can tell you are "talking" with an inexperienced tripod user.

  • davidinlv Feb 18, 2009

    This is a slightly blurred photo of my tripod. At the top, there is no screw sticking up. Underneath is solid, so I don't understand how anything can go "through the shoe."

  • davidinlv Feb 18, 2009

    Thank you ....and for your patience.

    I'll go to a camera store and see if I can give it a try. A friend suggested that I go to a hardware store and get a screw that could screw into the hole you see in the picture, maybe anchored with a nut of some sort. Then, if it's the right size, that screw will go into the tripod receptacle in the bottom of my camera and camcorder.

    Thanks again.

  • pmoore845
    pmoore845 Mar 26, 2013

    I'd actually recommend emailing the people at They're Slik's parent company and can get you a proper replacement for fairly cheap.


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Hope you figured it out by now, but I just purchased a used SLIK U212 and was having some difficulty with the quick release. In the picture, it appears that your quick release is upside down in the hole. Release the tab and turn your tripod over to dump out the quick release mount.

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you can go to this site and order a replacement for 9.95.

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This appears to be a case where the mounting post has been inserted upside-down into the head to protect the threads. Try removing the mounting post and inspect it to ascertain if this is it.

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