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    Default 1/4 or 3/8

    Hi

    I need to buy a new head for my sherpa 600R, but don't know what size it is?? 1/4 or 3/8.
    I'm getting trhe Manfrotto 460mg which is 1/4 and essentially need to know whether or not I need an adapter. I had a decent look on the site and couldn't find anything....
    http://www.velbon-tripod.com/sherpa.htm there the tripod on the site if you can find it on there,
    and the heda that came with it is PH-157Q which is at teh very bottom of this page http://www.velbon-tripod.com/panheads01.htm

    hope you can help....

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    Default Re: 1/4 or 3/8

    Why can't you just remove the head from your exisiting tripod and look at the size of the mounting screw?

    I believe all SLRs have 1/4 inch tripod mount so if you can attach your SLR directly to the tripod's center column then your tripod uses 1/4 inch also.

    Hope this helps.
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    Default Re: 1/4 or 3/8

    well it fits my camera so does that def mean its 1/4?

    thnx for yahelp

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    Default Re: 1/4 or 3/8

    Quote Originally Posted by FreewheelPhoto
    well it fits my camera so does that def mean its 1/4?

    thnx for yahelp
    What camera do you have? I believe all 35mm SLRs, DSLRs and compact point-and-shoot have 1/4 inch tripod mounts. Medium format or larger cameras will use the larger 3/8 mount.

    From the image of your tripod, I also doubt that it would be a 3/8 inch mount.

    Finally, just use a ruler to measure the diameter of the mounting screw on the center rod of your tripod. 1/4 or 3/8 indicates the diameter of the screw in inches. There is a big difference between them so you should be able to tell.
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    Default Re: 1/4 or 3/8

    ok thnx, yes its 1/4, thnx for the help buddy

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