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Can I fix my cast metal tripod head it broke off . it looks like a cast iron or cast aluminum

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You can still order the plate that attaches the camera/scope to the head from Eagle Optics directly at this link:
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Call us at 800 735-4373 regarding service on Giottos tripods. The legs are not repairable by the owner and probably not by us. Or you can send it to us at. HP Marketing Corp. PO Box 715 16 Chapin Rd. Unit 908 Pine Brook, NJ 07058 800-735-4373

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