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November 1, 2009 at 8:08 PM #44120
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.
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?
November 1, 2009 at 10:14 PM #184916CoreeceParticipant
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.
November 2, 2009 at 12:46 AM #184917
How do you know
November 2, 2009 at 1:40 AM #184918
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.
November 2, 2009 at 2:29 AM #184919CoreeceParticipant
It should look like this in order to use the 701 HDV:
November 2, 2009 at 2:43 AM #184920
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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