Tripod heads, Umiversial or not?

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    • #44120
      AvatarFILMSinc
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      Ok, so i got this new tripod, awesome, sturdy carbon fiber legs with rubber feet and spikes. I love it. except the head is crap. I spent a fortune on this tripod that “claimed” to be a fluid head, but from where i stand, its not, and will never be in a million years.

      Soooo

      I was wondering if i could buy a fluid head and just pop it on top of my fancy carbon fiber tripod. I know that you can replace the head because i have taken it off before. but now im wondering if i can just buy a new tripod head like the Manfrotto 701HDV compact fluid head and just screw it on there or is it more complicated than that?

    • #184916
      AvatarCoreece
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      No…not all heads are universal.

      What is the make and model of your sticks? It sounds you described a Libec….if that is the case, the 701HDV will not fit.

    • #184917
      AvatarFILMSinc
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      How do you know

    • #184918
      AvatarFILMSinc
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      i see that coming out of the peak of my stages (sticks). there is a 1/2 inchmettlecylinderwith about an 1/8th inch female screw at the climax of thecylinder. does that help?

      There is no markings on my tripod whatsoever, i think the stages may becheaperthan i had originally thought.

    • #184919
      AvatarCoreece
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      It should look like this in order to use the 701 HDV:

      http://www.teamworkphoto.com/images/manfrotto/055ccsb.jpg

    • #184920
      AvatarFILMSinc
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      Ok, cool

      Good news, and bad news…

      The bad news is that my tripod doesent have that–shoot

      2nd – I do have an old velbon vef-3 tripod that is extremely heavy and pinches you a lot

      But it realy gets the job done well.. and it does have that screw on it–goodie

      Thanks sooooo much for the help- you saved my life here- i appreciate it

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