Sid Sher wrote:
I am looking for a ball head for an existing Bogen tripod. I've looked extensively and have not found an answer to the question: "Are ball heads from other manufacturers compatible with other tripods or am I limited to Bogen/Manfrotto?"
Manfrotto tripod will take anything, just don't put too big a head on too small a size set of legs. After all it's only the threaded bolt that sticks up that changes size and Manfrotto's take both sizes I believe, I have a matching head and legs but I am thinking of upgrading my head to a RRS or Kirk.