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It's not a very good tripod in my opinion. Any that rely on a ball joint are not going to be firm.
It is a VCT100 not a VCT1000. It is a 'tripod', not a 'tripode'. I changed it. If you can spell it, you can Google it :>)
Posted on Oct 21, 2019
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: One Leg has loss it's grip.
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.
Posted on Jun 07, 2007
If you look on the ring that goes around the ball, on the side by the red tension gauge, you'll see an indentation. It is just barely visible on the product shot above.
In the hole, you'll find what looks like an odd shaped bolt. It is actually a threaded post inside a nut.
Use an Allen wrench (hex key) to tighten this post.
Be careful though, a little tension here goes a long way. You should probably turn it no more than 1/8 to 1/4 turn and then test it. If it still isn't tight enough, repeat until you are satisfied.
You should probably also talk to a trained technician at somepoint to see if the loosening is indicative of a larger problem. I really wouldn't know one way or the other. I just discovered the calibration post by taking mine apart.
Posted on Nov 25, 2007
here is manfrotto's "How To" site, they have illustrated how to use almost all of their products.
hope this helps out. if you have other questions please lemme know
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
IT SOME TIMES TAKES A LOT OF EFFORT TO SEPARTE THE HEAD FROM THE TRIPOD. MAKE SURE YOU REMOVE THE 3 LITTLE SCREWS FROM BELOW THE HEAD, AND MAKE SURE THE TRIPOD AND HEAD ARE NOT COLD. IF THEYA RE WARM THEY WILL SEPARATE EASIER.
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
Below the tripod head you will see what looks like a "sandwich" of two chromed pieces of metal. The lower one is the top of the tripod's center column. The upper one is the bottom of the tripod head. Using wrenches or other tools, unscrew the upper one counterclockwise to separate it from the lower one. There is a 1/4" threaded stud which holds them together.
If you plan on replacing the head with a pro head like a Manfrotto, you will need a reducing bushing. Most heads expect a 3/8" stud, and this tripod's thread is a standard 1/4" stud. The adapters are available through Wolf, Adorama, B&H, and the like.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
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