View Full Version : Sears Tripod with Quick Release Head?
07-07-2005, 03:04 AM
:?: I was looking for a tripod and someone gave me a Sears camera tripod with a quick release head he was about to throw out. It is model number 469 - 84044. Prior to this I've always used the straight forward screw in type. Well I'm confused as to how this thing works? Am I missing some vital part that attaches the camera to the tripods head?
Here's a picture of one I found on an eBay advert. The one in that advert also seems to be missing whatever else is required?
Can I use it or should I chuck it in the dumpster? lol
Advice would be appreciated.
07-10-2005, 07:00 AM
From the photo you seem to be missing the base plate that locks into the top (recessed square). IT is a bit that screws onto the base of your camera. The idea is that it is a quick release so you can flip the little switch on top to unlock the base plate, and therefore remove the camera with the base plate attached. With the lock secured and the plate screwed into your camera, it should be a really firm hold. There wasn't another little plastic square with a screw when you got it?
Yes, that's what is missing~ maybe the manufacturer sells that part?
Tho I got my tripod with the quick release for $20 (US) but it's a Kodak tripod~
07-10-2005, 08:40 AM
Shannon, you should be able to get the plate at a camera store. Most of those inexpensive tripods are made by the same company and have a similar size plate on them. All you need is the inside dimension of the recessed square. Maybe that's why he gave it to you because he couldn't find the plate. Good luck hunting.
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