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    Default Quick release Ball heads

    I have one of those cheapo tripods that came with a those pan/tilt heads (I think thats what you call them)

    I am just wondering how those ball heads attach to a tripod. Are these fittings standardised across all tripods?

    I am able to remove the original head by unscrewing the locking handles and pulling it out.

    Thanks

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    The industry has standardised on 2 head fitting sizes, 1/4" and 3/8"

    However there's a catch. A lot of cheaper tripods don't have removable heads.
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    Thanks!

    Another question, I got myself a Manfrotto 679 Monopod.
    Any ball heads to recommend? Not a pro, just want a servicable one!

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    Originally posted by Evilmerlin
    Thanks!

    Another question, I got myself a Manfrotto 679 Monopod.
    Any ball heads to recommend? Not a pro, just want a servicable one!
    No recommendations from me, I never use a ballhead with a monopod as it defeats the purpose of a monopod
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    Oh, is that so? Would you care to elaborate on that? Then what kind of "head" is suitable for a monopod? or no "head" needed, just slap the camera on?

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    Originally posted by Evilmerlin
    Another question, I got myself a Manfrotto 679 Monopod.
    Any ball heads to recommend? Not a pro, just want a servicable one!
    i use the Manfrotto #234 swivel head... it's not a ball head but just swings one way (which is ok on a monopod). it's cheap and good also... the QR version costs $18 @ CP i think...

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