My tripod head (Velbon PH53 had basically seized up and I needed a birthday present so looked for a replacement.
After much research (though not enough, it would appear) and on the basis that this video lark is not flash in the pan AND also on the basis that good tripod hardware will last a lifetime, I ordered a Manfrotto 501HDV.
I was somewhat surprised by the size of it (none of photos really give a sense of scale) which isn't really an issue, but I hadn't twigged that the thread on the base is 3/4" whereas my tripod legs are 1/4".
So, my question is basically what should I do?
I can (probably) return the head under the distance selling rules and get something else (but now I know what I look for all the "quality" heads seem to have 3/4" threads)
I can keep the head and wait until I can afford new legs (and get them delivered without Mrs S noticing)
Is this head total overkill for my NV-GS400 anyway?