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natper 10-06-2010 08:40 AM

Quick release-ball head
 
Can anybody give me the size of the quick release plate for the BHQ8 Ball Head. Im wondering if giottos plates are the same size?

Also with the TRAVERSE legs- can I switch out ball heads?

Thanks

Jason Schneider 10-06-2010 01:36 PM

Quick Release Plates & Ball Heads
 
Hi, The only quick-release plate we recommend for the BHQ8 head is the QRBHQ8. We cannot confirm whether a Giotto's quick-release plate will work or not, but it could get stuck or damage the head, so be careful if you try it. As for alternative ball heads for the Traverse, the two alternatives we offer are the BHQ8 and the BH11, which have load capacities of 8 and 11 pounds respectively. Other heads may fit, but may prevent you from closing/nesting the legs properly. Good luck and best regards, Jason Schneider

natper 10-07-2010 09:27 AM

[QUOTE=Jason Schneider;2062]Hi, The only quick-release plate we recommend for the BHQ8 head is the QRBHQ8. We cannot confirm whether a Giotto's quick-release plate will work or not, but it could get stuck or damage the head, so be careful if you try it. As for alternative ball heads for the Traverse, the two alternatives we offer are the BHQ8 and the BH11, which have load capacities of 8 and 11 pounds respectively. Other heads may fit, but may prevent you from closing/nesting the legs properly. Good luck and best regards, Jason Schneider[/QUOTE]

So the Ballhead is screwed down and can be removed? I think its usually a 3/8 screw? Also- can I get extra quick release plates?

Thanks for your reply.

Jason Schneider 10-07-2010 11:15 AM

Follow-up on BhQ8, etc.
 
You are correct that the head is affixed with a 3/8-inch screw. You can order extra QRBHQ8 quick-release plates for yo9ur BHQ8 head by contacting your Tiffen dealer or calling Tiffen at 631-273-2500. Best of luck, Jason Schneider

cooljul 12-20-2010 12:17 AM

For a long time I had also been searching for a quick release plate for the BHQ8 ball head. Since I could not find one, I used gittos plates. They are of the same type only. It fits perfectly for my ball head. But, I am not sure whether it will cause any damage in the future. I advice you to get the required quick release plate.

Jason Schneider 12-20-2010 09:10 AM

Quick Release Plates & Ball Heads
 
You are correct. The QRBHQ8 quick release plate is the only one we recommend for the BHQ8 Ball Head. You can order it through Tiffen or any well stocked retailer such as B&H. Best, Jason Schneider:)


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