Question about Sony VCT-1170RM Tripod
One of the cam-lock clips that lock the length of the lower part of the leg has broken leaving me with one leg extention that won't lock. Therfore I can't set the tripod at a height higher than a little over 4 feet. Not good for most video work.
Does anyone know where I can get a new cam-lock clip to replace the broken one?
SOURCE: Leg lock broken
Assuming you still have the female part with the treads in tact, you can do what I did. I used a hose clamp, the kind used on radiators, but larger. First, take off the lock down knob, then put the hose clamp over the broken plastic housing and mark where the knob would screw through. Then remove the hose clamp, placing it on a sturdy surface and use a 5/16 drill bit to make a hole where the lock down know will pass through. Place the hose clamp over the plastic housing, insert the knob, tighten the hose clamp (but not so much that it restricts the tripod leg from moving) and you are done! I can send you pictures of the process and the final result. It saved me from buying a new tripod! I can be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
There should be a nut on the other side of the housing of the tightening lever that you can tighten. Turn the lever to unlock the leg then start with 1/8 th turns of the nut to tighten, then turn the lever to lock the leg. Do this until you get the desired locking.
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
Per another post on here i located a website which sells Slik parts -
- the part was cheap but the shipping was too high in my case. Good luck.
Posted on Jul 24, 2009
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