Head for Slik Pro 700DX Tripod

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by christian_stahl, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. I own a NikonD40x and a Panasonic NV-GS 300. I'm a musician and use the equipment for promotion. I ordered a Benro tripod Aluminium Travel Angel A-068m8 + BH-00, but found it was only 1,10m high and sent it back. Now ordered a Slik Pro 700DX, but overlooked it has no head.
    How do I find out which head to get (I'm in Germany and ordered via Amazon)?
  2. I did some research and found the manfrotto 322rc2 to be a recommended head. Can I use it with the slik tripod?
  3. I'm a big fan of the Manfrotto 322 and 222 (have both), and almost all modern tripods use a standard screw mount. Adapters are available for the few that don't.
    However, you don't say what lenses you are mounting. If they are really heavy, the ball/pistol grip heads may not work so well. They will do fine for a normal dSLR and modest lenses.
  4. I use the kit lens with the d40 (very light). So I guess this should work.
  5. My favourite is the Manfrotto geared head (410/junior), with the pistol grips as a good runner up.
  6. Slik uses standard threads so just about any head will go on it. I just removed the one from my 500DX and installed a nice ball head.

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