Yes, its about 20 years old, but in great shape except the plastic support that extends from the center pole to each tripod leg has broken off and cannot be repaired. I'm looking for replacement parts or to know if at least the "head" is salvagable. I have seen that Coastar is no longer in business.
I have a coastar trypod VTR-65 one of the adjusters to tighten center poll from sliding down. The plastic cap you turn to tighten got broke.I need a replacement anyone know where I can get part for it? I didn't know coaster went out of bisness.
I hace a Coastar tripod that is missing the Quick Release but everything else is fine The head is about 1-3/4" square and only one side is beveled. Would you like my tripod or like to sell me your Quick Release head? I don't know a model number of the tripod but it says "Red Accent" on one of the legs. But I hate to throw out something that should still be usable. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Yes, it makes the camera upside-down. But unless you have a really old and funky camera, it will work just fine upside-down. Just turn the picture over when you look at it. If you print the picture, simply turn the paper. If you shoot digital, your photo viewing program will have an option to rotate the picture.
By reversing the center column, you can place the camera closer to the ground. This can be useful, for example, when taking close-ups of flowers.
-When you look at the center column you should see a small plastic 'nub' about 1/2" from the bottom.
-When raising the column in preparation to move to the horizontal position this must be depressed or it will not 'pass through' the top casting.
-Once this has occurred the column can be raised enough that it will then freely drop into the horizontal position.
I had an old Kenlock 3000 tripod with the same problem. What I did was take some good Scotch Packaging tape and just fold it over and over until it was the same height of the plastic pad that you mentioned. I then used scissors to cut the tape into the same size of the pad, and the placed it into the tripod. It works perfectly now.
Usually the camcorder has a hole next to the mounting screwhole. The plastic nub fit into the unthreaded hole, the mounting screw screws into the threaded hole. The nub is to help prevent the camcorder from rotating while you are using it on the tripod.
Coastar has been out of business for at least 15 years, I do not know of anyone that has those parts since Coastar used shut down and went away. Unfortunately that tripod is no longer usable, unless you can find another with something else broken aned scavage the parts you need. Be careful to mathc the model numbers exactly as there were several different models starting with VTR-9... and they may not all be interchangeable.
Vivitar has been out of the tripod business for a few years now. They may no longer have the parts. You may be able to find another V900 and scavage the parts. Make sure the model numbers match exactly. The V900SE is a different year and does not share the same parts as the V900.
take it apart, there is a rubber ring like a belt or rubber band, either broken or missing. you will have to find a relacement for that, may have to take apart another leg to have one to compare, course I don't honestly know where you will find that piece. too take it apart just keep spinning the lock counterclockwise until it comes off. good luck.