Maybe OT, Tripod Maintenance Question

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Charles, Mar 15, 2007.

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    Charles Guest

    I have an old Bogan tripod, the head is a 3047. The grease had
    congealed, very high drag which makes fine adjustment quite difficult.

    What would be a suitable replacement for the lubricant?

    Charles, Mar 15, 2007
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    Colin_D Guest

    I believe there's a special lubricant for professional video/motion
    picture pan-head tripods, the viscosity allows a very smooth panning
    action. Try a movie equipment hire company.

    Colin D.
    Colin_D, Mar 15, 2007
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    Bigguy Guest

    I have had great results with TriFlow synthetic grease with Teflon - in
    tubes from cycle shops...

    Bigguy, Mar 15, 2007
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    C J Campbell Guest

    Great stuff, TriFlow.
    C J Campbell, Mar 16, 2007
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    Charles Guest

    Thanks for the suggestions. the cycle shops I knew of near here are
    gone, so I found a new one. They had never heard of Tri-Flo, so off
    to Amazon I go. Seems like that happens a lot anymore.
    Charles, Mar 16, 2007
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