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I need to mount a ball head on it. What do I need?

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Here is a guide to tripods with ball heads CLICK HERE

I hope this helps.... Good Luck!

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

  • Eric Malinowski
    Eric Malinowski Nov 13, 2009

    I found a nice ball head that can be mounted on a tripod.

    CLICK HERE

    Have a great day!


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