Upgrade your cheap Bogen Manfrotto Tripod with a new head!

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Stefan Lindgren
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Upgrade your cheap Bogen Manfrotto Tripod with a new head!
Jan 6, 2009

Some of the cheaper Manfrotto tripods like the model 719B that I own comes with a integrated non replaceable ball head.

Those tripods are great for hiking and backpacking due to there lightweight construction BUT.

If you use a DSLR on those tripods you will soon get tired about readjusting the head and compensating for there habit to sag a bit when you take your hand of the camera and think you made the final framing.

I finally found a solution/modification that made this tripod to go from god to great.
The mod is both cheap and easy to perform.

the upgrade: http://www.stockholmviews.com/diyphotogear/manfrotto-719b-upgrade.html

And this is how it looks, quit nice ehhh :0)

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