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johnnywyoming Aug 30, 2010 9:21 AM

Old tripod, new head?
 
I have an old Bogen 3001 tripod that I have had for 20 years. It came with a 3160 head. I would like to upgrade to a ball head. Does anyone know if I can put a newer head on this tripod?

interested_observer Sep 1, 2010 6:59 AM

Morning,

I just acquired an old 3001 Pro a couple of months ago. It came with a 486RC2 ballhead. This was a second tripod for me - for my second camera body, so I am trying to keep the expenses down, by using this head - and possibly just replacing the clamp - converting it over to arca swiss rather than RC2.

So yes, it can be done, and I have seen other heads on the 3001.

By the way. I find that personal preference play a big part in ball heads. Personally I do not like the 486RC2, as its a single lever to rotate and level it. It also takes me 3 hands to work the clamp, hold the camera and release the safety.

:cool:

johnnywyoming Sep 1, 2010 2:45 PM

after much researching and figuring how to get the old head off, I ordered a Flashpoint F 4 from Adorama. Can't wait til it gets here.

billythek Sep 20, 2010 11:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnnywyoming (Post 1136292)
after much researching and figuring how to get the old head off, I ordered a Flashpoint F 4 from Adorama. Can't wait til it gets here.

Interesting choice. Never heard of them, but great price for what looks like a pretty good ballhead, at least from the reviews. Let us know how it works out.


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