Daft question time - tripods


judderman62

Link Posted 26/11/2012 - 23:05
Yes I'm full of 'em

quick one this time. Are all tripod heads compatible with all tripods ? - i.e. is the screw mount the same size and can I buy any head for my tripod ?

I fancy giving a ball head a whirl and like the look of the giotos ball heads.

Have been pondering a carbon fibre tripod but they seem little lighter than my manfroto 190 (non carbon)

cheers all
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Mike

Pentax K5 / Pentax K5 11/ Pentax K200D / Canon Rebel T1 i / Canon 650D / Pentax MX-1 / Fuji XF1 /Fuji X 10 / Canon EOS-M / Canon G10/ Pentax Mz-7 x 2

bettyswolloks

Link Posted 26/11/2012 - 23:06
Yep, all the same thread mate.

judderman62

Link Posted 26/11/2012 - 23:08
cool thanks fella and for the uber speedy reply
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Mike

Pentax K5 / Pentax K5 11/ Pentax K200D / Canon Rebel T1 i / Canon 650D / Pentax MX-1 / Fuji XF1 /Fuji X 10 / Canon EOS-M / Canon G10/ Pentax Mz-7 x 2

bettyswolloks

Link Posted 26/11/2012 - 23:13
No worries

bforbes

Link Posted 26/11/2012 - 23:29
bettyswolloks wrote:
Yep, all the same thread mate.

That's not quite true. Some Tripods have 1/4" thread and some 3/8", same for the heads. Usually it can be got round with adaptors.
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davidstorm

Link Posted 26/11/2012 - 23:31
You can also get threaded metal bits that have a 3/8 thread at one end and a 1/4 at the other end. Redsnapper tripods hve a dual-sized thread like this.

Regards
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fatspider

Link Posted 26/11/2012 - 23:41
Quote:
Redsnapper tripods have a dual-sized thread like this.

As do Velbon, at least all the ones I've seen.
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bforbes

Link Posted 26/11/2012 - 23:55
The Calumet I have is 1/4" only.
Barrie
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TonyCr

Link Posted 01/12/2012 - 11:46
I use a ball with my Gorilla pod. It is great. It also comes with two screw fittings!

gartmore

Link Posted 01/12/2012 - 13:49
You can easily and very cheaply buy an adapter to go from 1/4" male tripod to 3/8" female head. I have this situation on a Velbon tripod and Manfrotto head
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Last Edited by gartmore on 01/12/2012 - 13:50

arto

Link Posted 09/12/2012 - 22:25
bforbes wrote:
bettyswolloks wrote:
Yep, all the same thread mate.

That's not quite true.

Diplomatic way of saying "this is exactly wrong."
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bettyswolloks

Link Posted 10/12/2012 - 09:49
arto wrote:
bforbes wrote:
Quote:
Yep, all the same thread mate.

That's not quite true.

Diplomatic way of saying "this is exactly wrong."

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Algernon

Link Posted 10/12/2012 - 10:25
Some older tripods even high end stuff from Husky, Susis and
possibly Cullmann had fixed heads which were crimped and
riveted on.

I've still got one of these Husky's (scroll down page for large pictures) reaches
9 foot high and can be set on the stairs etc. I don't use it because of the
head but the quality is as good if not better than anything you buy today
and it's light as well. Favourite with fashion photographers in the 60's - 70's

The heads not that bad, it's just that I prefer
a Gitzo 3 way or Novoflex MagicBall.

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Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 10/12/2012 - 10:35
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