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I inherited a Solidex VT-85hq tripod. I can't figure out how to turn or tighten the bolt that holds the camera on. Either it is missing a piece or I am missing something! Please help!

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  • gscottsobel Nov 12, 2010

    Thank you. Actually, I needed the solution the other day and was hoping to find out how the tripod worked, so that's what I did, on Wednesday. At Samy's they demonstrated how the pad was stuck - probably from nonuse for years. Knowing how it was supposed to operate, he pried it apart and that did it - no charge! So thank you - I came to the same solution on my own!

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It could be missing. Most photo repair shops are familiar with this tripod, and my advice would be to just run it by one and see if they can get you fixed up. That's the easiest way, without having to bring up myriads of photos on the net and try to peruse what's missing.
Good luck, and hope this helps you get it fixed.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

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