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    Hi All,

    Can the head of the free Nikon tripod be taken out and replace with other head? Anyone try it before? Not really a technical guy so dont really know can or not? Dont want to spoilt it by force

    I think the body was ok, just dont like the head and would like to change to a Ball Head. Is it possible?

    Regards

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    Hmm from what i know rite, free tripod is always a cheap tripod. So i don think the head is changable. Correct me if i am wrong ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradigm812 View Post
    Hi All,

    Can the head of the free Nikon tripod be taken out and replace with other head? Anyone try it before? Not really a technical guy so dont really know can or not? Dont want to spoilt it by force

    I think the body was ok, just dont like the head and would like to change to a Ball Head. Is it possible?

    Regards
    No. So far all those tripods I see given out are pan head, which are usually not user replaceable.

    Here's a link to let you know better on tripods. http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/qna...threadID=12248
    Last edited by spentaz; 18th September 2010 at 10:01 AM.
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    Default Re: Nikon Free Tripod

    I used once only and kept in the store. Hard time adjusting and aligment ..

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    I think you should invest on a better tripod if u think your current tripod always get in your way. Btw i can recommend you the tripod i and using now which is the Slik 340DX. It is not very Expensive( around $130) + and reliable. Suitable for beginner to use. Only disadvanctage is the head canot be remove. it is a pan head type.

    http://www.testfreaks.co.uk/camera-t...lik-pro-340dx/ <---- this this the link u can go CC
    Last edited by cadefox; 18th September 2010 at 10:25 AM.
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    Default Re: Nikon Free Tripod

    Quote Originally Posted by NikF601 View Post
    I used once only and kept in the store. Hard time adjusting and aligment ..
    my camera keep tilting even if i tighten it . . . but i still use it as a lightstand.
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    a decent ball head might cost more than the tripod itself, I will not recommend you to replace the head even it is replaceable. the tripod leg will still be the weakest link anyway even though you have a better head.

    set budget for a decent tripod, a good tripod can withstand abuse, last you for many years, the spending is worthwhile and justifiable.
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    Default Re: Nikon Free Tripod

    Quote Originally Posted by Paradigm812 View Post
    Hi All,

    Can the head of the free Nikon tripod be taken out and replace with other head? Anyone try it before? Not really a technical guy so dont really know can or not? Dont want to spoilt it by force

    I think the body was ok, just dont like the head and would like to change to a Ball Head. Is it possible?

    Regards
    head can't be removed, I'm afraid...
    Yeah, the legs look steady enough... but the clips aren't particularly strong, and they do transmit quite a lot of vibration (little damping).

    Best to get a sturdier one.
    Sirui is a good value-for-money brand. <$200 for strong legs and strong ballhead (arca-swiss style clamp).
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    Default Re: Nikon Free Tripod

    Quote Originally Posted by cadefox View Post
    I think you should invest on a better tripod if u think your current tripod always get in your way. Btw i can recommend you the tripod i and using now which is the Slik 340DX. It is not very Expensive( around $130) + and reliable. Suitable for beginner to use. Only disadvanctage is the head canot be remove. it is a pan head type.

    http://www.testfreaks.co.uk/camera-t...lik-pro-340dx/ <---- this this the link u can go CC
    The Tripodhead can be removed:

    http://www.thkphoto.com/products/sli...ro340dx-a.html

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    The freebie tripod is too flimsy. Invest in a tripod, anyway u wont be always changing tripods. Can be just a one time off thingy. I'm using freebie tripod for other purpose now, like to support flashes instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shierwin View Post
    O.o Silk 340DX tripod head can be remove !!! lol i bought for so long nv realize sia lol Btw sorry Paradigm812 for the wrong information given to you this morning telling you that Silk 340DX head can't be replace. Mani Sorry (=
    Last edited by cadefox; 18th September 2010 at 09:02 PM.
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