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03-31-2013, 06:03 PM   #1
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Question about Ravelli APCF1 tripod

Hello everyone, I saw this tripod Amazon.com: Ravelli Professional 65-inch Carbon Fiber 3 Axis Ball Head Camera Video Photo Tripod with Quick Release Plate and Carry Bag: Camera & Photo , and since it reportedly has problem with broken screw of the quick release plate, and I still have a spare Induro panhead and a Smith Victor BH2 ball head laying around. I am thinking that I may get the Ravelli and replace its head with one of spare heads at home, but I am not sure its head can be replaced with another brand head or not. Anyone has lot experience with tripods please give me advice . Thanks .


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03-31-2013, 07:32 PM   #2
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I think so. The description says, "The removable ball head...."

You can detach the current ballhead from the tripod center post by holding the post tight and turning the ballhead counterclockwise (just like when you're undoing a screw).

Most ball heads have a 3/8" threaded hole underneath (take a look at your spare Induro panhead). The tripod center post has either a 1/4" threaded stud, or a 3/8" threaded stud. If the stud fits the hole in the head, you're done.

If the stud is 1/4" and the hole is 3/8", you will need a 3/8"-1/4" adapter similar to one of these. You need only one. Check eBay.
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You can, indeed, replace the head. I have this tripod and replaced the head with a small Gimbal head. Works great and is very light.



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Thank you SOldBear and Gitoth for answering my question.

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