Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Majestic tripod head - post v screw mount

  1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    2,557

    Majestic tripod head - post v screw mount

    I see that there Majestic tripod heads that are screwmounted - I have a couple of older ones that are post mounted (meaning that they have a hollow tube intended to fit over a tripod post, rather than being screwed onto the tripod) - is there a way to convert a post-mounted Majestic head into a screw mounted one? I want to put it on a Zone VI set of legs.

    Also, were there different sizes of post-mounted tripods? The hollow tube of one of my Majestic heads seems slightly smaller than the other, and so the heads are not interchangeable.

  2. #2
    Whatever David A. Goldfarb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawai'i
    Posts
    4,595

    Re: Majestic tripod head - post v screw mount

    There are two standard post sizes, and you can get an adapter from Majestic for either one to 3/8"-16 screw mount for around $15 last I checked.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    2,557

    Re: Majestic tripod head - post v screw mount

    Thanks - so there are adaptors of some sort. I thought there would be

  4. #4
    Whatever David A. Goldfarb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawai'i
    Posts
    4,595

    Re: Majestic tripod head - post v screw mount

    Yes, you can find them at www.bencher.com, and order them through all the usual places.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Bath, Ohio 44210 USA
    Posts
    565

    Re: Majestic tripod head - post v screw mount

    Cyrus,

    These may be what you want. I just bought the smaller one through B&H so I could try a Majestic head on my Ries legs. B&H drop shipped through Majestic in IL.

    John


    Majestic 800 3/8" Screw to 1-1/2" Post Adapter - to Mount 1200 or 1900 Series Head on Tripods with 3/8" Screw Mfr# 80800 • B&H# MA800 Price: $ 19.95

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Screw_to.html

    Majestic 802 3/8" Screw to 1-7/8" Post Adapter - to Mount 1200 or 1900 Series Head on Tripods with 3/8" Screw Mfr# 80802 • B&H# MA802 Price: $ 24.95

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Screw_to.html

  6. #6

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    2,557

    Re: Majestic tripod head - post v screw mount

    Thanks - do they stick tight on the screw post? A majestic head is pretty heavy!
    Surprising that a photo item is less than $20 for once!!!

  7. #7
    lenser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Tim from Missouri
    Posts
    1,625

    Re: Majestic tripod head - post v screw mount

    Cyrus,

    I've got two majestic heads, both use the insert. I use one on an old set of heavy bogen legs and the other on a heavy Arkay stand. I use the 1/4 x 20 side and they have never come loose except when I need to swap heads. If you feel liek it, a vey thin bushing of nylon or cork might help to snug the whole thing down. Just tighten the head on the plug and torque the whole thing down, then loosen the head a rotate to the desired position and retighten.

    Tim
    "One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude." Carl Sandburg

  8. #8

    Re: Majestic tripod head - post v screw mount

    And I need to go the other way! I either need a post mount head or an adapter to go from a post mount tripod to a screw mount head.

Similar Threads

  1. More Tripod questions! (sorry)
    By Dave Saunders in forum Gear
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 7-Apr-2008, 12:32
  2. Tripod Head to fit a Calumet 8x10 C-1
    By Scott Davis in forum Gear
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 7-Jul-2005, 18:57
  3. Bogen 3205 tripod seems wimpy under 3047 head
    By Peter Collins in forum Gear
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 19-May-2005, 10:16
  4. tripod head
    By brian steinberger in forum Gear
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 1-Apr-2005, 13:21
  5. Super graphic tripod mount
    By tim atherton in forum Gear
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-Jan-2000, 02:25

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •