Tripod head replacement

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  1. Jimmahbee1

    Jimmahbee1 TPF Noob!

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    I need to replace this head with one that fits a dslr ...does anyone know what would fit?


     

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    You need to remove that one and determine the thread size. The most common is 3/8-16, 1/4-20 is the other.

    Then purchase a head that suits your needs and rated to hold weight of your equipment.

    It would help if we knew what you intend to use it for.
     
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    thank you so much for the fast response...! the problem is that this piece underneath doesnt unscrew...I need this to hold a video camera
     

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    Never seen one like that. It may not work for you. Unless someone else has a better suggestion.
     
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    Ok well thanks anyway...cheers
     
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    It HAS to come apart somehow, mate. They put it together once. I think I see a set screw in the side, so loosen/remove that, then try again. Or look for some other mechanism.
     
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    nothing so far
     
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    I think the hourglass shaped piece should unscrew from the column.
    However, it may be on there TIGHT. Worst case is if they used a thread lock on the screw, then it would be much more difficult to remove.
    Next problem is, you need to grip the column without marring it or denting it.
     
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    It doesn't HAVE to unscrew! On some cheap tripods the head is an integral part of the column held on with a circlip and is not meant to be removed.
     
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    I really appreciate your help...I think for the price and hassle...Ill just get a new tripod...thank again...!
     

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