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    Default Change ballhead of Slik Sprint Pro GM

    Hi,

    I have a Slik Sprint Pro GM with SBH-100 ball head.
    I like the lightness of the tripod... it is just the head that I don't like....
    Firstly, can I change the ballhead to something else?
    Or should I change the tripod?

    Reason: Upgraded Camera from 350D to 50D...

    Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Change ballhead of Slik Sprint Pro GM

    Quote Originally Posted by SimonTemplar View Post
    Hi,

    I have a Slik Sprint Pro GM with SBH-100 ball head.
    I like the lightness of the tripod... it is just the head that I don't like....
    Firstly, can I change the ballhead to something else?
    Or should I change the tripod?

    Reason: Upgraded Camera from 350D to 50D...

    Any ideas?
    yes, u can change the ballhead, if u changing to manfrotto ballhead, u need to get an additional 1/4" to 3/8" screw adapter from the store as well. but whether if it will support ur future setup, i guess it will just that stability will always not be as good as any bigger/heavier tripod

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    Default Re: Change ballhead of Slik Sprint Pro GM

    yes u can! i have the same tripod with the head changed to a 484RC2 using the screw adapter. the adpter is short and does not have much threads to cling to. suffice for careful jobs but rather flimsy still. i will only use this when mobility is important otherwise it's back to a heavy setup

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    Default Re: Change ballhead of Slik Sprint Pro GM

    Thanks for the advice.
    Anyway, the Slik Sprint Pro is not that stable even with the original head...

    Simon

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    Default Re: Change ballhead of Slik Sprint Pro GM

    it's good enough for what it's weight and price is worth..

    i'm a sprint pro GM user too.. =)

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    Default Re: Change ballhead of Slik Sprint Pro GM

    Love my Sprint Pro as well. Great for light rigs - but nothing heavier than a 350D.

    My 5D forced me to upgrade.. I still keep the Slik for my other cameras though

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    Default Re: Change ballhead of Slik Sprint Pro GM

    i still love my slik sprint pro. use it as a travel tripod for my 5D For prolonged use on tripod like fireworks, i will use my heavier manfrotto.
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    Default Re: Change ballhead of Slik Sprint Pro GM

    i am using the slik sprint pro gm (less sbh100 wgt is 0.79kg, max load 2.04kg) + giottos mh 1303-210c (wgt 0.164kg, max load 5kg).
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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