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New 3542LS with intermittent rotating segment

Margaret C

Los Altos, US
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Margaret C Registered since 27th Dec 2011
Thu 30-May-13 06:21 AM

Hello, all.
In the attempt to replace my lost Magica 3 series , I just bought a brand new 3542LS,
with plans to bite the bullet and try out the new BV20 head with the Markins hub.

I just got the tripod yesterday, and was noticing that one of the segments on one
of the legs occasionally rotates (the anti-rotation feature isn't working). I got this
tripod on a great sale ($799!) and can't exchange--I would have to just return it
and buy another one at the regular price (~$949).

Has anyone had this problem and is it easy to solve? I prefer not to have a problem
with a brand new tripod that might get worse over time.

I am looking for opinions on what to do! Return, or take apart the legs to inspect,
or something else?

TIA,
--Margaret Cheng

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