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    Hi all, I borrowed a friend's Nikon tripod and I think I broke it. There is this turning knob below the little screw where you attach the camera to? The whole turning device sort of broke apart. I dropped it before I even used it and I think that's when it broke.

    Anyway, I just wanted to ask if it's possible to buy a replacement just for the "head"? Or must I buy the whole tripod?

    HELP PLEASE!

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    Default Re: HELP! Broke friend's tripod..

    buy a new one.

    settle everything.
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    Nikon tripod.... ?? Is it one of those 'cheapo' tripod given out as a free gift when buying a camera ?? If it is, no big deal.... it is rather cheap, no more than $30-$50. Just inform your friend and see what he/her said lor.....

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    Default Re: HELP! Broke friend's tripod..

    this is a cheap cheap tripod,

    you can either.............

    #1, just go to Buy/Sell: Nikon Equipment and buy a same tripod give it to your friend,
    WTSell: Accessory - Nikon Nikon Sl 168 Tripod
    WTSell: Accessory - Nikon tripod

    or

    #2, tell your friend what happen and you willing to pay a little if he is going to buy a better tripod.

    hope this help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonyboy View Post
    buy a new one.

    settle everything.
    is your tripod also a nikon one? i need to buy the exact same tripod but i dunno what is the model number! *die*

    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Nikon tripod.... ?? Is it one of those 'cheapo' tripod given out as a free gift when buying a camera ?? If it is, no big deal.... it is rather cheap, no more than $30-$50. Just inform your friend and see what he/her said lor.....
    i'm not sure if its the cheapo one. it comes with the black carrying case. can be extended in three parts. would prefer to not tell him otherwise next time cannot borrow anything else liao..
    Last edited by ortega; 30th July 2009 at 08:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    this is a cheap cheap tripod,
    you mean Nikon only have 1 type of tripod?

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    yeah, the nikon tripod is cheap, don't worry so much..haha. sonyboy is here to help anyway if all goes wrong..haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilithfiend View Post
    is your tripod also a nikon one? i need to buy the exact same tripod but i dunno what is the model number! *die*



    i'm not sure if its the cheapo one. it comes with the black carrying case. can be extended in three parts. would prefer to not tell him otherwise next time cannot borrow anything else liao..
    Hmmm.... Maybe your fren is reading this thread currently... Who knows??

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    tropiccana & sonyboy - PMed you both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenfoo View Post
    Hmmm.... Maybe your fren is reading this thread currently... Who knows??
    no la, i'm quite sure he doesn't come on here. otherwise i wouldn't post here right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilithfiend View Post
    you mean Nikon only have 1 type of tripod?
    Nikon don't make tripod, they just find some low cost tripod, just stick a Nikon stickerand bundle together with entry level camera sell as a package.

    don't bother to use this tripod if you or your friend want to have a better tripod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilithfiend View Post
    no la, i'm quite sure he doesn't come on here. otherwise i wouldn't post here right!
    be a good girl, do the right thing, tell your friend honestly, and work out a solution together.
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    When such things happen, it is better to come clean. You need to tell your friend you broke the tripod, and offer to replace or pay him, so that he can buy a better tripod. I think friends are fine with accidents, as long as you are honest about it, and offer to make up for your mistakes.

    If you buy him a replacement without telling him, and try to pass it off as his tripod... it is actually not so nice.... because it is a bit of a white lie involved. If he finds out about it... which he may (since he may have scratched his tripod in some obscure location and now the scratch miraculously disappears), he will trust you even less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    be a good girl, do the right thing, tell your friend honestly, and work out a solution together.
    cannot! i cannot tell him la. the last time i used his camera on a overseas trip, i dropped the lens cover into the river! if i tell him i broke his tripod, i think i really can forget about borrowing anything else next time.

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    cannot! i cannot tell him la. the last time i used his camera on a overseas trip, i dropped the lens cover into the river! if i tell him i broke his tripod, i think i really can forget about borrowing anything else next time.
    The lens cover can be had for cheap.. below 10 bucks..

    If you really must get a replacement tripod without telling him, I'd advise you to get a new one. That way you have more or less redeemed yourself for breaking the tripod. He gets a new tripod, what's there to complain?

    But if you do want to confess, follow catchlight's suggestion. He might want a new tripod, so maybe you could chip in for roughly the value of the Nikon tripod

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    you are a girl and why are you so chor law and careless?

    maybe it is time for you use your own equipment so you will be more careful about it.
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    Its a good time to purchase better tripod. Perhaps your friend can forgive you for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cartman2000 View Post
    The lens cover can be had for cheap.. below 10 bucks..

    If you really must get a replacement tripod without telling him, I'd advise you to get a new one. That way you have more or less redeemed yourself for breaking the tripod. He gets a new tripod, what's there to complain?

    But if you do want to confess, follow catchlight's suggestion. He might want a new tripod, so maybe you could chip in for roughly the value of the Nikon tripod
    yea i do want to buy a new one, just dunno where to get since you guys say its usually bundled with the camera. he's got other tripods so i doubt he wants a new one..and if i confess, he won't want me to buy or pay for it cos...he's my bf's father!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    you are a girl and why are you so chor law and careless?

    maybe it is time for you use your own equipment so you will be more careful about it.
    i also want my own equipment..just too broke for it right now!

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    Default Re: HELP! Broke friend's tripod..

    Maybe your friend will even thank you for tht so that he can have a good excuse to get a better tripod

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    Lol. Go get it from Alan Photo. I think they sell these seperately. Though if it's above 40, not worth it already to be frank

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