I recently bought a Velbon M43 tripod. Now I know from my research that Velbon has different tripod models in different regions. I was searching for a lightweight tripod and found this model in the Asia/Middle East region. It weighs only 880 grammes (1.94 pounds), which is amazingly light for an aluminium tripod. It suits me very well, it’s light, tall and relatively sturdy.
However I’m looking for two things:
1) An End Hook for hanging a bag or weight on bottom of the central column. It comes on the Velbon Geo in some regions.
2) An Arca Swiss (or equivalent) mounting plate. I cannot find this on any Velbon tripods in Europe or the Middle East. I can find an adaptor plate that will fit, but I’m looking for a more elegant solution.
So the questions are:
In your region does Velbon sell spare parts for tripods as I’d like to get an End Hook for a Geo and adapt it for my tripod?
In your region, does Velbon have Arca Swiss heads? I have searched the internet extensively.
Like I say, Velbon Tripod model vary widely from region to region; so I’m hoping that other regions have a solution.