Can any head go on a set of Bogen/MF legs?

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  1. reg

    reg TPF Noob!

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    Managed to FINALLY 3221-WN "wilderness model" tripod from Bogen for free, long story but whatever. It came with a 501 head on it, which apparently is a video camera head. It has female threads, as opposed to the typical male screw to go into your camera, so I'm pretty sure I can't use it.

    Can I use any decent head on top of this?
     
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    Any Bogen or Manfrotto head will work for sure. Benbo, Arco-Swiss and most others should be fine too, but I seem to remember that RRS has a problem with Manfrotto legs.


    Edited to add: For a good-quality, inexpensive ballhead, you can't beat the Manfrotto 488: http://www.adorama.com/BG488RC2.html
     
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