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#1 Ron Michael

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:19 AM

I noticed that after I lock the lower arms with the single lock screw by tightening it, I can still push/pull them. This became apparent, when horizontal balancing the gimbal and the battery arm slid out. Anybody else having issues with the lower locking mechanism not really locking well?
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#2 Wan Zhong Wei

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:08 AM

Hi Ron,

Are you referring to the 3 screws at the base of the sled?

The 2 smaller screws are the registration pins that prevents the rods from sliding out too much, or going all the way out from the post. notice that the individual rods have like different sections for the pins to get in.

The bigger screw on the other side will clamp down both the rods, and holding them in place, do ensure that the particular large screw is locked down, that should help.

hope that helps!

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#3 Ron Michael

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:05 PM

Yes the big locking screw does not securely hold both arms as advertised. You can still push pull them even when cranked tight. It offers some resistance but not a lot.
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#4 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:20 PM

Definitely not working properly. Call Tiffen ASAP.
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#5 Ron Michael

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:40 AM

Thanks Wan and Mark,

I did contact Mike Craigs and he is sending out some replacement parts.
He thought it might be a slight undersized part.

Edited by Ron Michael, 19 January 2012 - 08:41 AM.

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