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Vivitar V3000 Tripod

I need a lower locking device for one leg on a V3000.

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  • twolegswork Dec 19, 2007

    I believe my problem is the same. I need the locking device that attaches to the middle of the tripod

  • Lee Hilton Jan 02, 2009

    Same issue ....lower locking teflon insert has failed...

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    most of leg loging levers are broken, any source of replace part.

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I did not have any luck in locating the leg locking assembly for my Vivitar V3000. Instead, I plastic welded both that were broken on mine. So far, so good!

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  • unemployed1 Dec 18, 2009

    I had no luck trying to locate the leg locking assemblies for my Vivitar V3000 tripod. Instead, I plastic welded both that were broken. So far, so good!

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I might be wrong but it sounds like your wing nut screw or bolt is missing...look for a empty hole

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HOWEVER IF YOU AREN'T....Giotto uses (2) different leg lock designs..., quick release (normally adjusted by a socket wrench) or rotary (screw locks)!
- If tripod uses screw locks, sometimes foreign material gets into the mechanism and either damages it or prohibits from tightening!!!!!
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-replace locking shims back into position and carefully slide leg tube back into place..., then screw locking collar on (this should not take any force..., if while threading lock collar back on..., it seems tight..., back off collar and check positioning of shims). Repeat procedure!!!
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