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Old May 30, 2007, 3:29 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

I'm probably looking at getting a Manfroto 190 tripod and head, but am also interested in the Manfrotto monopods. Are the Manfrotto heads interchangeable between tripod and monopod, or would I need to buy one for each?


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Old May 30, 2007, 7:30 AM   #2
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You can use the same head on both, but it isn't likely you will want to. There is no need to have the head rotate on a monopod so there is no reason to carry the extra weight. Also, think about whether you will want to shoot portriat orientation off the monopod - if not, you can use a very simple, very cheap head on the monopod.

It is worthwhile if both tri and monopod use the same quick release plate - fewer things to keep track of.
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Old Jun 7, 2007, 10:53 AM   #3
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I have the 190X PRO-B with a MA 804 RC2 head plus the 676B monopod with a MA 234 RC head. They are both excellent.

You could consider a ball head instead on the monopod.

Check out Manfrotto's excellent PDF catalogue on their site.


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