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Old August 9th, 2007, 06:37 PM   #1
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Mounting a Tripod Head on a Lightstand?

I've never purchased JUST a tripod head, but I'd like to attach one to a tall lightstand for a high-angle unmanned camera shot. My question is, can I just place a tripod head on the lightstand and tighten it down?

Are there special connections or what?
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Old August 9th, 2007, 08:27 PM   #2
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Hi Travis............

From memory all "flat bottomed" heads have a hole to take a 3/8" bolt. If your light stand has a suitable bolt you should have no worries. However, something in the back of my mind seems to think light stands are fitted with 1/4" bolt threads on top, so you may need a 1/4" to 3/8" adapter.

Given the all up weight of a pan/ tilt head plus camera I'd make sure those legs were well and trully sand bagged tho' - could be an expensive ol' "whoops" otherwise.

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Old August 10th, 2007, 02:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advice, Chris!
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