Bought a Manfrotto Befree Advanced tripod yesterday. The lever lock version. After opening/closing like 3 times one of the leg lock levers is broken. I found on manfrotto parts website a spare for 8 EUR + VAT + shipping from Italy to Hungary.
My questions are
- Does warranty include this? There are 2 years. (I guess I will have an answer next Monday from the retailer)
- Any aftermarket options for parts? I'm not willing to spend such money considering the price of the tripod itself.
- Any DIY options that would still allow me to fold the tripod completely?
Talking of plastic. Is there any way to have the same part made of metal (e.g. alu)?