Nikon Free Tripod


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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
 

spentaz

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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
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/qnaDetail.asp?threadID=12248
 

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NikF601

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

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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-tripods/slik-pro-340dx/ <---- this this the link u can go CC
 

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weegk

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I used once only and kept in the store. Hard time adjusting and aligment .. :thumbsd:
my camera keep tilting even if i tighten it . . . but i still use it as a lightstand. :bsmilie:
 

catchlights

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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.
 

ZerocoolAstra

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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
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).
 

shierwin

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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-tripods/slik-pro-340dx/ <---- this this the link u can go CC
The Tripodhead can be removed:

http://www.thkphoto.com/products/slik/slik-pro340dx-a.html
 

kenny888

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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.
 

cadefox

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