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    Manfrotto head on SLIK tripod?

    I know this is probably a thick question but will a Manfrotto head fit on a SLIK tripod? Are they all pretty much interchangeable?
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    Hullo Nick, the simple answer is yes it should Most tripods including SLIK have a 3/8" Whitworth screw. Check your Manfrotto head to see what size thread it accepts.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripod_...9#Screw_thread

    There are two fittings, either 1/4" 20tpi or 3/8" 16tpi.
    Generally the camera fitting (plate) is 1/4" and the head/pod fitting is 3/8".
    Many pod's come with some form of 3/8" <-> 1/4" adapter.

    At least the industry got one thing standardised.
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    Yes, Slik have a 1/4 " thread & Manfroto has a 3/8" thread, but Manfroto head should have a 1/4" adaptor.
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    Manfrotto heads don't have adapters included (at leat mine don't).
    Manfrotto pods usually have a sleeved 3/8 : 1/4 fitting that allows both.

    You may need to buy one ... google "1/4 3/8 tripod adapter"

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    Thanks mate, I only ask as I just purchased a Slik PRO 814 CF II Tripod With SBH-200 DS Ball Head second hand at a great price but I really like the Manfrotto pistol grip head.

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