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manfrotto head capability


9 Dec 2012 8:25PM
Dear all, I have a manfrotto tripod and several heads. they are screw fit. Do these heads fit other makes of tripod such as Giottos??

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colin beeley e2
12 1.1k 10 England
9 Dec 2012 8:55PM
yes
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
9 Dec 2012 9:32PM
Yes. Indeed, it is an advantage to be able to keep using the same heads, QR plates and other attachments even if you change the brand of the base tripod. I wish I could fins a way of attaching my Manfrotto heads to my Slik88 tripod though. Anyone got a fix for that combination?
Campervanman e2
7 717 1 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2012 10:18PM
I use a Manfrotto ball head on a Slik88 tripod and Kennet monopod using these:


[link=]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KAISER-TRIPOD-THREAD-ADAPTER-1-4-3-8-PACK-2-ADAPTOR-HIGH-QUALITY-/200792114750?pt=UK_Tripods_Heads_Stablisers&hash=item2ec024863e[/link]
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2012 9:03AM
What is it you can't do, LF? Because you can remove the head from the legs and fit a new head.
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
10 Dec 2012 5:18PM

Quote:What is it you can't do, LF? Because you can remove the head from the legs and fit a new head.


That's what I can't do, Mike.

I can remove the head assembly from the platform at the top of the column, but I can't remove the platform from the column. There isn't any threaded post onto which a "normal" head could be screwed.
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2012 6:17PM
Manfrotto sell a 1/4" female to 3/8" male adapter - would this do the trick?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Manfrotto-MN-088LBP-Small-Adapter-Converts/dp/B000JLK5NW/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Comments on the website suggest some are using it for Slik tripods

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