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Focal tripod Hi, I have a Focal (K-Mart) model# 20-08-87 that has broken leg locks. They are lever type. Can't seem to find repair parts. Thanx for any help. Steve On my old Kalimar tripod, the leg locks have two little pieces of metal and one piece of something that looks like a chunk of hard plastic. I can't seem to put the pieces back the right way, because the clamp will no longer close. (Appears to be too tight a fit.) Can anyone tell me exactly how the metal and plastic shims work, so I can reassemble my much-loved tripod? Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    I also have a focal 20-08-87 with broken leg clamps

  • erikbruflat Feb 27, 2009

    tripod leg extension lock is broken, is this covered under warranty, is the focal company still in business?

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There is a small piece of metal that wedges between the latch and the leg. It is pretty thin, yet strong, and curves in the middle. If you bend some pieces of metal and cut them to fit into these latches, they should work again. I'm sorry I don't have a picture at this time.

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I have a Focal tripod model # 20-08-87 that is missing the quick release plate. I cannot seem to locate a replacement. Can you help me locate one??? Thanks, Jackie

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