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Feb 14, 2012 11:45 |  #61

yes.. if i remove the 3 hex screws from the bottom, then the whole ball head can be removed. but then again, i don't travel with a hex screw. ;)

also, dolica confirmed that the ball head can't be removed without messing with the screws. :(


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Feb 14, 2012 11:52 |  #62

All good tripod heads have set-screws like that. They are an extra security measure. You could quite easily remove the set-screws, and just tighten the head by hand, if you want to be able to remove it quickly.


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Feb 14, 2012 13:04 |  #63

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yes.. if i remove the 3 hex screws from the bottom, then the whole ball head can be removed. but then again, i don't travel with a hex screw. ;)

also, dolica confirmed that the ball head can't be removed without messing with the screws. :(

Those screws are to keep the head from twisting off when you are panning the camera. ;) One of my ballheads has such a tight movement that it would unscrew as soon as I started panning if I didn't tighten them.

BTW, did the tripod not come with the tool? Normally you'll get a toolkit that can be carried with the tripod.


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Feb 14, 2012 13:58 |  #64

nope.. dolica didn't include the tool. but i can do panning even without removing the screw though.


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Feb 14, 2012 21:23 |  #65

i did find some tools in the inside pocket of the black bag the tripod came in, its a small zipper pocket inside. are these not the ones you were lookign for?




  
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Feb 14, 2012 23:24 |  #66

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i did find some tools in the inside pocket of the black bag the tripod came in, its a small zipper pocket inside. are these not the ones you were lookign for?

ok.. i feel stupid now. :lol: it also has instruction on how to twist off the ball head from the center column. :lol:

ok, i was able to remove the ball head from the center column but still don't know how they were able to get it to do this. i tried to connect the hook to the top, but it's not long enough to do that.

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Jun 25, 2012 22:14 |  #67

Looks like this is back at Costco.com if anyone is interested. I think I'm going to jump on it.




  
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Jun 25, 2012 22:47 |  #68

Think I'll get one too.


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Jun 25, 2012 23:14 |  #69

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Think I'll get one too.

get it.. it's really worth the price! even if just for the legs they are well worth it. i've sold the head unit and saving up for a bigger one.. :)


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Jun 25, 2012 23:51 |  #70

Wow, is it really as good as everybody is saying it is, for the price? I'm reallllllllllllyyyy tempted. Haha.




  
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Jun 26, 2012 08:16 |  #71

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get it.. it's really worth the price! even if just for the legs they are well worth it. i've sold the head unit and saving up for a bigger one.. :)

My current tri-pod is 35 years old, guess that means I got my money worth out of that unit. Will the head that comes with the tri-pod hold a 7D with a 70-200 f2.8L attached?


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Jun 26, 2012 14:20 |  #72

Just ordered one (my first ever tripod). Hope it's as good as everyone says.




  
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Jun 27, 2012 18:17 |  #73

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My current tri-pod is 35 years old, guess that means I got my money worth out of that unit. Will the head that comes with the tri-pod hold a 7D with a 70-200 f2.8L attached?

see my first post.. u will see it mounted on the original head. :)

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Just ordered one (my first ever tripod). Hope it's as good as everyone says.

yes.. u won't regret it... even for just the legs alone it's worth it. imo... :)


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EOS mE wrote in post #13900143 (external link)
ok.. i feel stupid now. :lol: it also has instruction on how to twist off the ball head from the center column. :lol:

ok, i was able to remove the ball head from the center column but still don't know how they were able to get it to do this. i tried to connect the hook to the top, but it's not long enough to do that.

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I think it's a nice tripod and very well worth the price. I think I'll be getting one as well.

Quick observation/question on this image that you posted of the ball head. This image matches the ball head that is also posted on Costco's website, but it seems different from the ball head on the photos you shot. Do you know if your ball head newer or older?




  
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Jun 28, 2012 15:51 |  #75

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I think it's a nice tripod and very well worth the price. I think I'll be getting one as well.

Quick observation/question on this image that you posted of the ball head. This image matches the ball head that is also posted on Costco's website, but it seems different from the ball head on the photos you shot. Do you know if your ball head newer or older?

the ballhead that comes with the 300 series are the newer one. the one in the photos is from the previous generation.

so that being said.. this 300 series won't be able to mount the ballhead onto the tripod as such, because they didn't include a stubby column to mount on. but there's some DIY video on youtube if you are interested and can be done with some hardware from local store.


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