If you're considering a fluid head and see some of the flimsy stuff that's on the market you will appreciate this product. Both the pan and tilt of this head are superb. There are only 2 small issues I have with this head.
I cant tighten the screw that secures the plate while our camera (5d miii) is on it! the knob jams into the camera. am i doing something wrong? you can pull the screw out , move it without tightening, put it onto an appropriate position, put it back, and tighten it , as the tilt control! How do I detach my old fluid head from the provista 18 tripod, and add the new head? It is a simple process, you just unscrew the old head (counter clockwise) and screw the new one back in.I went through the similar process, takes a few minutes, that's all. Will this head fit a Provista v12 tripod It should, the connections are all standard 3/8th inch. Can I use a Manfrotto video plate on this? No, you will need an adapter tray for a manfrotto plate. I bought this fluid head not knowing that it was a massive beast of a head. Do anyone know where can I get just the tripod and the ball at the bottom? none