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Would a Sachtler 75mm heads base plate fit on a 100mm Manfrotto Head?

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#1 Jordan Watson

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:41 AM

Hey guys, 

 

I am wanting to purchase the Kessler Pocket Jib for my 5D Mark III. I am ordering a Sachtler ace accessories (matte box, follow focus and base plate) for my Sachtler Ace M tripod. 
Now, the crane only lets 100mm heads into the bowl, but the Sachtler head of mine is only 75mm. So is it possible to use the Sachtlers base plate and slide it into a 100mm Manfrotto head
so I can still use all the accessories? 

Thanks!! 


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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:54 AM

You shouldn't double post, it just causes confusion.


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#3 Jordan Watson

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 07:37 AM

Hi Brian, I originally posted this post in the Camera accessories forum, however I meant to post it to this one. I cannot figure out how to delete a post, if you could let me know that would be great. 

Cheers


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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 08:34 AM

I think you can delete a post, but maybe not a whole topic you've started. Anyway, not a big deal.

 

To your question, dovetail plates are rarely compatible between tripods, but I think you can get bowl adaptors which would allow you to use your smaller Sachtler head on the crane's bowl mount.

 

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#5 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 09:58 AM

There are 75mm to 100mm adapters around.at a very wide range of prices. It's well worth looking around.


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#6 Jordan Watson

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:38 PM

Thanks all for your help, I ended up getting the 75mm to 100mm adapter from Kessler.
http://www.kesslercr...ct-p/100095.htm

Cheers,

 

Jordan


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