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Dave Saunders
27-Mar-2008, 15:19
Potentially dumb question, will a Manfrotto head fit on a Gitzo tripod?

Robert A. Zeichner
27-Mar-2008, 15:25
Most Manfrotto heads have a 3/8-16 threaded socket that would mate with the 3/8-16 threaded stud on the top of most Gitzo tripods. That said, there are possibly exceptions. I have a Manfrotto 410 gear head which I occasionally use on my Gitzo legs with no problem.

John Schneider
27-Mar-2008, 15:25
Do they have the same thread?

27-Mar-2008, 15:28
My 410 fits perfectly onmy old studex.


27-Mar-2008, 16:05
Do they have the same thread?

As far as I've seen, there are two sizes of threaded posts you might see atop a tripod or monopod. One is the 3/8-16 and the other is 1/4-20 (I think). I have not seen any other sizes, but that doesn't mean that they don't exist.

I would be inclined to believe that in this case both the head and tripod use the larger 3/8-16 standard size.

Dave Parker
27-Mar-2008, 18:25
Industry standard has pretty much been 3/8 - 16 and 1/4 - 20 for a Long time now, all of my bogens/manfrottos as well as my Gitzo's, Ries, Tiltall's and various others I have owned over the last 20+ years, have had one or the other of these two sizes..