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09-23-2011, 05:20 AM   #1
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GorillaPod Ballhead on full size tripod?

I currently have a very cheap tripod ($10) which does ok, but I'm looking to get a better one now. I also have a Jouby Gorillapod SLR zoom with the ballhead which is awesome to carrying around with me. I have about $150 to spend on a tripod and am wondering if I could use my Joby ballhead on a decent set of legs until I can get some more money for a decent head?

Also I'm looking at the Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT tripod. Does anyone have any opinions on them?
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09-23-2011, 06:49 AM   #2
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You may just want to verify what size mounting screw fits your Joby head, to make sure it will adapt. Better tripods use a 3/8 bolt while your head may only have a 1/4 socket, so you will want to know for sure.
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That vanguard tripod is simply awesome. Especially when paired with the GH 100 pistol grip head.
09-25-2011, 05:24 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. The Joby ball head has a 3/8 bottom thread so that shouldn't be a problem. I think I'll go ahead and get the Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT tripod without a head, and then get a better head in the future if I find that I need it. Now I just need to find the best price I can for it.


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