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06-09-2009, 06:56 AM   #1
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785b head replacing?

I have a Manfrotto moda 785b which seams to be sturdy enough for even a heavy SLR but.....i'm thinking or replacing the head for a more sturdy one as it sound like some are a screw fit that the 785b has. Cant see the point in replacing the tripod! So has anybody ever replaced such a head?

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As far as I know, all Manfrotto tripods are bought in two pieces, the legs and the head, although you can find them pre-assembled. The head mounts, awkwardly, from underneath on my 055 legs, with three set screws. I guess they want you to buy more legs if you use more than one head. I use one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
As far as I know, all Manfrotto tripods are bought in two pieces, the legs and the head, although you can find them pre-assembled. The head mounts, awkwardly, from underneath on my 055 legs, with three set screws. I guess they want you to buy more legs if you use more than one head. I use one.
The neck, with the ball, on the 785b is milled and can not be removed from the column. I don't know how the neck and ball is mounted to the column, epoxy or weld, but in either case it isn't possible to remove it. The only option is to cut the neck off, drill into the neck, tap the hole, and then use a stud to provide a mount for a head.

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