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I have a Vanguard tripod model # VT-120X and one

I have a Vanguard tripod model # VT-120X and one of the leg locking mechanisms is broken...looking for a replacement part

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SOURCE: Vanguard VT-114 (1993) tripod broken leg latches

Call Vanguard. They're sending me the lower latch and a foot free.

Posted on Jul 08, 2010

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Manual for vanguard mk4 tripod


Do you really need a manual for a tripod ? Easy to use - just move the legs to their widest extent, to ensure stability, mount camera on top, attach remote release to camera, aim camera at subject and shoot.
You can download a manual for almost any equipment by Googling the make and model followed by the word Manual, then follow the appropriate link(s).
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Nov 14, 2016 | Vanguard Photography

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Legs Locks Loose


Ross
-It is possible that you are overloading the tripod, thus causing this problem (check specs on tripod model)
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!!!!!
Note: rotary locks are easy to maintain & if you need parts..., they are user replaceable and usually inexpensive! (contact Giottos distributor in the country you live in)!!!
BUT FIRST!!!! (often problem is caused by dirty lock mechanism)
-carefully unscrew the leg lock (that is slipping) until it separates from the leg higher leg section & carefully pull out the lower tube (at the top of the lower tube will be 'shims' that are part of the lock mechanism).
-Look closely at existing 'shims' do they show signs of cracking, of a build up of dirt, etc. (if damaged they will need to be replaced)
-if shims are undamaged..., use rubbing alcohol & a clean cloth to clean shims and both the tube they sit on and the inside of the tube they slide into.
-once both sides of the tubes and both male & female threads of the locking mechanism are cleaned..., place a light coating of a light oil into the threads (sewing machine oil, bike chain oil, etc)...., do not get oil on the shims!!!!!
-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!!!
TEST RESULTS!!!
Note: in most cases with rotary locks, problem is purely a maintenance issue, cleaning usually fixes the issue!!!
Peter

Nov 08, 2013 | Giottos (BL1150) Tripod

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The lower leg would not lock and comes off.


The grey part might be a shim that fits up into the leg lock in order for it to fit more securely. Ambico is no longer in business, and parts are not available so you might have to replace the tripod if you can't fix it yourself. You find tripods here: www.itripod.com

Feb 22, 2013 | Ambico Photography

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One leg on my tripod does not lock. It moves no matter if the lock is engaged or not. What can I do? Thank you


leg locking mechanism of the leg is failed,so replace the broken part to get it locked.

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Have lost the plate for my vanguard vt-840 tripod


The part you are looking for is the Vanguard QS-10.

Get it via mail order here:
http://shop.thefotogeeks.com/vanguardvt-840quickreleaseplate.aspx

or ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vanguard-QS-10-Quick-Release-Plates-/170479531839e

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I have a Manfrotto 058 tripod. One leg wont hold weight & retracts under load. This model uses a quick release lever at the top of the leg to control the telescopic height of each leg. How can I repair...


If you notice, the legs locks are attached to bothe the upper part of the leg and the sloghtly smaller diameter lower. Take a socket (8mm I believe) and tighten the lower 2 nuts to the bottom of the leg lock.

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Vanguard VT-114 (1993) tripod broken leg latches


Call Vanguard. They're sending me the lower latch and a foot free.

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Vanguard vt438 help!!! urgent


Think you'll find its a QS29 adaptor which is used on other models. At least the one on mine is labelled QS29 and the pictures look the same. They seem to be available.

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