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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Unfortunately not. It's a budget, no-name model with absolutely no back up support so you have no chance of buying a replacement quick release plate. The plates themselves are not standardised and are not only unique to each manufacturer but often not even standard within a single manufacturer's product range.
You'll only get the kind of support you're after from established brands such as Velbon, Slik, Benbo, Manfrotto to name just a few.
If the basic tripod is still solid though you can usually unscrew the head from the tripod and replace it from another one (doesn't usually have to be the same make/model) which has suffered leg damage. To remove the head on most models you tighten the locking screw which prevents the head from panning and then turn the head firmly counter-clockwise. The screw thread which holds the head assembly is usually a universal one.
If you have ALDI or LIDL stores in your country they regularly sell surprisingly good tripods with a no-quibble three year international warranty for around £10. They come complete with a carry bag and spare quick release plate. Neither company has any at the moment but they regularly reappear in their weekly specials listings.
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Posted on Oct 22, 2009
In the US, I think Bogen is the official distributor of the
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Posted on Apr 07, 2010
Little confused here. Is the head the part you want to detach from an older set of legs? Do you want to remove center post from new legs or old legs. The base plate remains on the center post/ Aftre removing 3 set screws, and you want to remove the head from the baseplate and it will not turn, grap slip joint pliers or a pipe wrench, wrap the jaws with cloth ( to prevent marring of head or legs) and while holding head with wrench, have someone else turn legs
Posted on Apr 26, 2011
Generally sold as a non-repairable assembly, same as most other tripods.
Same applies to loose 'spare parts'.
Many tripods are simply 'rebranded' to whatever name appears on them.
In terms of time and trouble trying to find a loose quick release plate, it might be quicker and cheaper to replace the entire unit.
Welcome to the disposable age.
Posted on Jun 11, 2011
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