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Solidex camcorder tripods

The latch that holds the camcorder on the tripod is broken and iI cannot find parts for it. It is a heavy duty solidex tripod and I would rather repair it than throw it away.
Can you help ?
Thanks.
Larry Hatley
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  • cobalt6740 Apr 21, 2008

    I am trying to find a quick release plate and a couple of the screws that hold the hed to the legs of the tripod.

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  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    I misplaced the quick release for my Solidex tripod and can't seem to find anyone that sells them. Would any other brand fit it?

  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2008

    Same problem here. Looking for quick release shoe for solidex tripod model VT-86HQ If anyone can help please contact me. I have been told Solidex apparently went out of business. At least in tripods anyway.



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  • Anonymous Sep 15, 2008

    Yes have the same problem, Am chasing a Solidex model #VT86HQ release that attaches to the base of the camera.



    Any suggestions welcome!

  • nannyma Oct 18, 2008

    my grandmother gave me a solidex tripod and there is no camera shoe for it but I cannot even figure out what model this is to have it tooled. Can any of you guys help me thanks

  • Rob Roper Nov 30, 2008

    Same missing camera shoe, but this time for a Solidex VT-90. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    solidex tripod model vt 84hq cam corder quik realease part is missing.
    Hemi,


  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    I just got a Solidex vt-87hq tripod and it does not have a base plate. Bequx99 you said the Cullman Cu-40470 worked for your tripod. Will that particular base plate be compatible with my vt-87hq?

  • lilangels69
    lilangels69 Apr 17, 2013

    i am looking for the shoe for the solidex VT-92XT tripod... anyone know where i can get this please? i bought this and didnt realize it was missing the shoe i guess...

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OKAY!! Thanks to the reply of "Baldwink", I was able to locate the product he suggested here in the U.S. from several dealers. This is the plate that mounts to the camera and allows easy removal/attachment to the tripod.

For the Solidex VT-90 tripod (the one I have and may fit others), order the Cullman CU-40470 Quick Release Plate. This is also described as the "Cullman Medium Quick Release 42mm" plate.

If you don't have the VT-90, measure the shoe plate area on top and remember that there will be at least one beveled (angled) area. Mine measured exactly 42mm square, so I am confident that the Cullman plate will fit. Also, the standard thread size for camera mounting is 1/4", but there are some cameras that use 3/8", so you might want to double check your camera for this spec.

I googled "cullman 40470 quick release" and found several U.S. dealers. The best price was from Adorama.com at $14 plus $5 ground shipping. Some dealers want as much as $33.

After nearly 20 years, I can use my Solidex VT-90 again!

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

  • Veronica May 30, 2012

    I bought this part for my Solidex VT-90 HQ but it didn't seem to fit (too wide on the sides where there are small plastic parts standing out). Do you know any solution to this, should I try to in some way cut off the plastic parts standing out (then this part would fit I guess. Or is it something I missed?

    Thanks in advance!

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If anyone should need a latch to hold a camera for the defunkt Solidex tripod, I was in the same boat but have found one here in Germany. The company is called "CULLMANN" www.cullmann-foto.de
the part is at Stativ-Zubehor quick release platform for 1/4 Video.
Good luck~
ken

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I too am a machinist and have allready made one for myself. If you are interested I can make one for you guys.There is a bit of work as you'll see ..if you require a picture email me at [email protected] am in Australia so that may be a problem. My tripod was a solidex

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I have a solidex vt-91 video tripod, one of the legs has a broken clamp that locks the legs into place.It holds but if you push down on it, it slides down.If the clamp brakes on both ends it will be useless.Can this be fixed? If so ,where.

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  • Tom Wagner Aug 20, 2012

    I have a solidex vidoTripod Fluid. I do not know the model number but it is made in Taiwan. It is complete and workes except for the part on top that attaches the camera to the tripod. I will be happy to sell you and ship my tripod to you. All you have to do is pay $10 for the tripod and the additional shipping costs, and you will have all the parts you need

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I have the same problem, I have misplaced the Shoe for my SOLIDEX VT-86HQ. It really sucks that the company has gone out of business. I would definitely would be interested in purchasing a 'tooled' new shoe. I sent eddie777 an email but no response.. yet.

[email protected] is my address. Please contact me.

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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I have a similar issue.
re: replacement part, attachment latch//Sony HandyCam DCR-PC101 and VCT-D680RM Remote Control Tripod I have lost the piece that attaches my Sony Handycam to my Sony Remote Control Tripod. I do not know the exact name for that piece ('latch'? ''shoe'?) but it screws onto the base of the camera then easily snaps onto the tripod. Please can you help me identify where to replace this part? I would imagine it is a standard part, even if that tripod model is discontinued.

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If i get enough orders i can make them myself, I am a machinist an tool and die guy. I will make them stronger than orginal. Contact me if interested. [email protected]

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I have a Solidex VT-86-HQ that is missing the removable part that latches to the pan head but the latch is OK if you think this will help you let me know. Hope you have not deep sixed yet. Tony

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