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Am I forced to purchase Dolica ball head for Dolica Tripod?

 
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Aug 13, 2017 21:48 |  #1

I have a carbon fiber Dolica Proline tripod that I really like. I have never been happy with the ball head. It is very sloppy and I fixed it once. The rubber padding is missing from the quick release plate. So..I'd like to keep the tripod but don't know if only Dolica ball heads will fit.

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Aug 13, 2017 21:58 |  #2

Show us the tripod's mounting surface for a head. My guess is that it would accept other manufacturer's heads but I'd have to see it to be sure.


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Aug 13, 2017 22:09 as a reply to  @ SkipD's post |  #3


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Aug 14, 2017 06:13 |  #4

If the stud on that post has a 3/8-16 thread, then most standard tripod heads should be able to be installed with no trouble at all.


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Aug 14, 2017 08:26 |  #5

If those three holes near the periphery are tapped you might want to get some replacement setscrews. When you are tightening them use a dab of clear nail polish. I would not use any Locktite products because they can be difficult to remove.




  
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Aug 14, 2017 09:48 |  #6

John from PA wrote in post #18427235 (external link)
If those three holes near the periphery are tapped you might want to get some replacement setscrews. When you are tightening them use a dab of clear nail polish. I would not use any Locktite products because they can be difficult to remove.

Setscrews are used in the three holes to lock the head onto the tripod so it cannot inadvertently spin.


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Aug 14, 2017 12:14 as a reply to  @ SkipD's post |  #7

I went to the hardware store. It is indeed 3/8. Thank you all




  
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Aug 14, 2017 16:07 |  #8

OCPickle wrote in post #18426973 (external link)
I have never been happy with the ball head. It is very sloppy and I fixed it once.

I brought up the subject of the three holes. Do you have the setscrews that screw into those holes?




  
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Aug 14, 2017 22:35 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #9

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