Tripod problem, help!

OK, so a good friend who will go unnamed, gave me a tripod. The only problem was that the head was broken. So, I have a good set of tripod legs. No problem, I just set it aside until I could afford to buy a nice ball head for it.

Fast forward to today…

I just bought a nice Giotto ball head. Great? No! Neither item has anything that looks like it can connect with the other. Help!

Below are a couple of images so you can see:

tripod-legs

tripod-head

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Author: TREVOR

Leukemia survivor. Son of The Most High. Father. Man.

5 thoughts on “Tripod problem, help!”

  1. Thanks Richard.

    I think I’m going to find a pipe with the matching threads for the tripod column. Then cap it. Then drill through and secure a bolt of the appropriate size on the cap.

    I’ll update this post when I’m done.

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  2. It looks like one of those tripods that are meant to come with their own head. If you can find a way to saw off that column and put an appropriate screw on there then it might work. I could be mistaken though, but just going off of what that looks like.

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  3. Looks like the tripod misses a part at the top, a screw to fit your ball head on, look here http://www.giottos.com/Products/MT-2/cover-L.jpg for an example. I hope your Giottos ball head lasts longer than mine. I have one with three knobs and within a month one was broken. I returned it and received it back after 6 weeks. About three weeks ago (about 4 months later) suddenly another knob broke. I have a Giottos tripod which is great and stable, but I won’t buy a ball head there, next time it’s Manfrotto I think…

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