Is it possible to get PAN Head for this tripod seperately? I was wondering if I can buy a PAN head for this tripod seperately. I tried to e-mail dolica but no response yet. Didn't see the PAN head on sale anywhere else.
You can easily remove the ball head from the tripod by simply unscrewing it. The mounting thread is a standard 3/8" diameter. Your monopod probably has the same thread unless it is a very light monopod with a 1/4" thread designed to mount directly to the camera. Even if your monopod is 1/4" you can get an adapter that has 1/4 inside diameter and 3/8 outside diameter to mate the two like this one: Gitzo GS5000 3/8-Inch to 1/4-20-Inch Reducer Adapter
Here is how you remove the stock ball head: -Make sure the ball is tightened down good so the mount doesn't spin in place. -open the tripod slightly so you can grasp the center column with one hand. -with the other hand, grasp the whole ballhead and twist counter clockwise. that's all there is to it.
Yes, the B100. Ok, upon further inspection, I see a youtube video where someone has a different head on their tripod, so it is possible, but I don't have the manual (does it come with one?) and this is my first tripod. So how does this ball head come off?
I read somewhere that with cheap tripods that are less than $150, the heads are fixed on and aren't intended to be removed (http://www.elementsvillage.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59154). I unsuccessfully tried to remove the ball head from this tripod after watching this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvB-RhZ2Sds), but it seems like that portion of the tripod isn't screwed on, hence not meant to be interchangeable. Sadly, I guess I will have to return this tripod if I really want a pan head...