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Vivitar V3000 Tripod

I need a lower locking device for one leg on a V3000.

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  • twolegswork Dec 19, 2007

    I believe my problem is the same. I need the locking device that attaches to the middle of the tripod

  • Lee Hilton Jan 02, 2009

    Same issue ....lower locking teflon insert has failed...

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    most of leg loging levers are broken, any source of replace part.

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I did not have any luck in locating the leg locking assembly for my Vivitar V3000. Instead, I plastic welded both that were broken on mine. So far, so good!

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    I had no luck trying to locate the leg locking assemblies for my Vivitar V3000 tripod. Instead, I plastic welded both that were broken. So far, so good!

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I might be wrong but it sounds like your wing nut screw or bolt is missing...look for a empty hole

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Legs Locks Loose

Ross
-It is possible that you are overloading the tripod, thus causing this problem (check specs on tripod model)
HOWEVER IF YOU AREN'T....Giotto uses (2) different leg lock designs..., quick release (normally adjusted by a socket wrench) or rotary (screw locks)!
- If tripod uses screw locks, sometimes foreign material gets into the mechanism and either damages it or prohibits from tightening!!!!!
Note: rotary locks are easy to maintain & if you need parts..., they are user replaceable and usually inexpensive! (contact Giottos distributor in the country you live in)!!!
BUT FIRST!!!! (often problem is caused by dirty lock mechanism)
-carefully unscrew the leg lock (that is slipping) until it separates from the leg higher leg section & carefully pull out the lower tube (at the top of the lower tube will be 'shims' that are part of the lock mechanism).
-Look closely at existing 'shims' do they show signs of cracking, of a build up of dirt, etc. (if damaged they will need to be replaced)
-if shims are undamaged..., use rubbing alcohol & a clean cloth to clean shims and both the tube they sit on and the inside of the tube they slide into.
-once both sides of the tubes and both male & female threads of the locking mechanism are cleaned..., place a light coating of a light oil into the threads (sewing machine oil, bike chain oil, etc)...., do not get oil on the shims!!!!!
-replace locking shims back into position and carefully slide leg tube back into place..., then screw locking collar on (this should not take any force..., if while threading lock collar back on..., it seems tight..., back off collar and check positioning of shims). Repeat procedure!!!
TEST RESULTS!!!
Note: in most cases with rotary locks, problem is purely a maintenance issue, cleaning usually fixes the issue!!!
Peter
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