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When I bought the Slik 88M in Singapore (1988) I was shown how to get the camera lens very close to the subject on the ground (macro photography of plants). I remember it worked perfectly and have the photos to prove it. I need to do this again and can't for the life of me figure out how to get the camera so close. Also what is the screw mount for half way down one of the legs

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Hi - had one myself years ago - excellent 'pod. Firstly, the auxiliary screw mount on the leg is for whatever purpose you choose - standard 1/4 " thread, so you can mount a flash gun on it. However, combined with the rest of your query (IIRC), to lower the viewpoint you firstly undo the leg locks where the bracing struts meet the legs - this enables you to lower the 'pod to its lowest level (don't forget to raise the centre column).
Then, unscrew the entire head from the top of the centre column, and mount it on the screw mount we spoke of earlier - this is about the lowest you can get it. Drawback is that you need to kneel down to see through the viewfinder. Hope this helps.
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SOURCE: attachment at base of camera - SLIK 88M

The standard tripod screw mount is 1/4"-20tpi. 1/4"-20 UNC will also work. You should be able to find such bolts at your local hardware store.

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SOURCE: The lower leg clamp on my SLIK U212 deluxe is cracked.

Per another post on here i located a website which sells Slik parts -
http://kenkooutlet.com
- the part was cheap but the shipping was too high in my case. Good luck.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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