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07-12-2017, 10:47 AM   #1
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Gitzo Traveler and Manfrotto head

I bought a Gitzo Traveler 2 kit a few years ago and have been fairly happy with it. However, recently I wanted a head which was Arca Swiss compatible so that I could keep my Peak Design plate on my K1. As Arca isn't represented in Russia, I found a Manfrotto head that was Arca compatible so I ordered it.

After I got it home, I found the head to be female but so is the Gitzo column! I thought they were all compatible with each other. What an idiot.

Does that mean I now need to buy a Manfrotto tripod or is there a way of attaching the two?

As you can see, I'm not well up on tripods and accessories

07-12-2017, 03:00 PM   #2
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The column on your Gitzo should be male. Are you sure it's not missing a mounting stud?
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usually the one on tripod column is a male. or you can get a male to male adapter on ebay which is not expensive and they have many sizes to choose.
for example this one will fit on my tripod.
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the gitzo should have a reversible screw at the head ( this is so you can swap between 1/4 and 3/8 threads), when you removed the head, did you also take off the mounting plate, ( disc looking plate at the top) your old head should come off that plate, remount the plate with the screw, and then your new head should just go on as normal.

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Thanks for the help guys, I found that the Gitzo heads have the male stud in them and need a converter to attach another head onto the Traveler column. I've decided to order another, sturdier tripod to take the weight of the heftier Pentax lenses.
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I believe you had a misfortune of unscrewing the stud together with the head, rather than stud staying with the tripod.
I have Gitzo 2227 legs with Gitzo ballhead dismounted and then Arca Swiss Z1 head mounted.


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Thanks for the help guys, I found that the Gitzo heads have the male stud in them and need a converter to attach another head onto the Traveler column.
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