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How to Change the Head on a Velbon Tripod

Updated April 17, 2017

Velbon produces a large line of tripods that are designed to help photographers and videographers create sharp images and smooth video footage. Occasionally it is necessary for media professionals to replace or upgrade tripod heads. Velbon makes the process of switching tripod heads easy by requiring only a few steps for completion.

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  1. Extend the centre column on the tripod by turning the crank handle clockwise.

  2. Loosen the three screws under the top plate of the centre column. The screws will either be flat head or Allen screws.

  3. Tighten the panning locknut on the current tripod head and turn the entire head clockwise. The tripod head will start to loosen from the legs and will eventually come off completely.

  4. Ensure that the panning locknut is tightened on the second tripod head and begin to screw it onto the Velbon tripod legs.

  5. Re-tighten the three screws on the underside of the centre column. Try turning the new tripod head to ensure that it is on tightly.

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Things You'll Need

  • Flat head screwdriver or Allen wrench set

About the Author

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith has been writing professionally since 2007. He has published material in "The Guilfordian" and online at CampArrowhead.org. Smith also works as a photographer, videographer, substitute teacher and sculptor. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and visual art from Guilford College.

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