Question about Tripods & Monopods
The latch that holds the camcorder on the tripod is broken and iI cannot find parts for it. It is a heavy duty solidex tripod and I would rather repair it than throw it away.
Can you help ?
OKAY!! Thanks to the reply of "Baldwink", I was able to locate the product he suggested here in the U.S. from several dealers. This is the plate that mounts to the camera and allows easy removal/attachment to the tripod.
For the Solidex VT-90 tripod (the one I have and may fit others), order the Cullman CU-40470 Quick Release Plate. This is also described as the "Cullman Medium Quick Release 42mm" plate.
If you don't have the VT-90, measure the shoe plate area on top and remember that there will be at least one beveled (angled) area. Mine measured exactly 42mm square, so I am confident that the Cullman plate will fit. Also, the standard thread size for camera mounting is 1/4", but there are some cameras that use 3/8", so you might want to double check your camera for this spec.
I googled "cullman 40470 quick release" and found several U.S. dealers. The best price was from Adorama.com at $14 plus $5 ground shipping. Some dealers want as much as $33.
After nearly 20 years, I can use my Solidex VT-90 again!
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
If anyone should need a latch to hold a camera for the defunkt Solidex tripod, I was in the same boat but have found one here in Germany. The company is called "CULLMANN" www.cullmann-foto.de
the part is at Stativ-Zubehor quick release platform for 1/4 Video.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
I too am a machinist and have allready made one for myself. If you are interested I can make one for you guys.There is a bit of work as you'll see ..if you require a picture email me at email@example.com.I am in Australia so that may be a problem. My tripod was a solidex
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
I have the same problem, I have misplaced the Shoe for my SOLIDEX VT-86HQ. It really sucks that the company has gone out of business. I would definitely would be interested in purchasing a 'tooled' new shoe. I sent eddie777 an email but no response.. yet.
PaulG48104@aol.com is my address. Please contact me.
Posted on Aug 23, 2008
I have a similar issue.
re: replacement part, attachment latch//Sony HandyCam DCR-PC101 and VCT-D680RM Remote Control Tripod I have lost the piece that attaches my Sony Handycam to my Sony Remote Control Tripod. I do not know the exact name for that piece ('latch'? ''shoe'?) but it screws onto the base of the camera then easily snaps onto the tripod. Please can you help me identify where to replace this part? I would imagine it is a standard part, even if that tripod model is discontinued.
Posted on Apr 05, 2008
If i get enough orders i can make them myself, I am a machinist an tool and die guy. I will make them stronger than orginal. Contact me if interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
I have a Solidex VT-86-HQ that is missing the removable part that latches to the pan head but the latch is OK if you think this will help you let me know. Hope you have not deep sixed yet. Tony
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
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As far as I know Solidex is out of business and since most of there parts are not standard to the other major manufacturers you should either buy a new tripod or search for the same (exact same) model on ebay or craigs list to find the same model and use it for parts.
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