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Broken Quick Release tabs on one leg section. Can we change the leg section and where can I purchase this part in Montreal, Canada?

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Broken quick release on a Manfrotto 728B digi. What is the best and most economical way to fix? Is there a repair or service provider near Somerville, NJ 08876?

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