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    Unhappy Not the best Novoflex experience

    As you guys know I was going to switch to a ballhead. So I took the Novoflex ClassicBall 3 II and I'm almost happy about it. I also got the <a href="http://www.novoflex.com/en/products/camera-support-systems/quick-release-systems/miniconnect-mr/">Novoflex MiniConnect MR</a> as a quick release solution. This one has really been disappointing. It's been just 10 days of using it and I had my tripod fell to the ground from standing position. And see what happened to the miniconnect:



    And I'm not even in the mountains somewhere! I'm just on a beautiful beach

    Now I wonder if Novoflex has something really sturdy and rigid. This thingy now feels like a toy to my 5 y.o. daughter

    What really concerns me is if I accidently hit the ballhead itself...?...

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    Not the best Novoflex experience


    Sorry to hear about your problem with the Quick Release Connector, Alex.

    Looks more like it should be called a Soft Release Connector

    Hopefully the ball itself is made of a harder material.

    For once it doesn't feel appropriate to say "enjoy your new toy"

    I think you should send the story and the picture to Novoflex to let them know they should reconsider their choice of material for this item.
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    Re: Not the best Novoflex experience

    Good advice, I sent them a link to this thread.

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    Re: Not the best Novoflex experience

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexLF View Post
    Good advice, I sent them a link to this thread.

    I once sent them a question.
    Never got an answer back.
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Re: Not the best Novoflex experience

    I got the answer always simultaneously and I'm actually really satisfied with it. I don't think it's inappropriate to post it here so here it goes:

    Dear Alex,

    Thanks for your email and the purchase of NOVOFLEX-products.
    We are sorry to hear you had trouble with your MiniConnect.
    Our products are made of anodized aluminium which is not the hardest known alloy.
    However, mostly for weight reasons we've decided to use this material for most of our products.
    If you let us know your adress we will be happy to send you a replacement knob for your MC-MR quick release unit.


    Kind regards
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