sgrundle wrote in post #18368139
-300mm, but I am considering the SP 150-600mm. I also use the Peak Design systems - straps, plates, etc. so quick release from straps to tripod is important. I am also tall, over 6', and will get a longer tripod to accommodate.
I am interested hearing about the compatibility of the Monoball P0, with RRS tripods or Gitzo tripods, and the Peak Design systems. Any experience with the BH-55 vs. the Monoball P0 would be helpful too. Thanks
I just read an article on the web that comments, "The 801213 includes the new Arca Swiss Slidefix QS Quick Release which is not compatible with RRS." So that prevents you from getting RRS anti-twist plates and L brackets and using it with the P0, unless you buy the P0 without QR clamp, (801211, $70 cheaper and does not include the Quick Release clamp).
Then buy from RRS the "the smaller BR-LR which I found to be a perfect fit for the p0 and which doesn’t have a threaded center hole. If you do this modification yourself make sure to order the version with the 6mm metric screw. The model number is B2-40-LR-M6."
sgrundle wrote in post #18368167
P0 indicates 44lbs, P1 indicates 66lbs (both B&H website) and BH-55 indicates 50lbs (RRS website). How much camera & lens are too much for stability concerns? Canon 80D plus Tamron 150-600 weigh about 6.5 lbs. even if flash and converter are added weight could be about 10 lbs. how would I assess actual weight to max weight load, considering wind, and getting very secure and stable? Any thoughts?
As already mentioned, weight claims are rather meaningless in the face of zero industry standards against which to measure all heads.
Furthermore, manufacturer stated claims vs. the tripod/head's actual ability to withstand a certain load is somewhat disconnected, as well...when Lester Bogen was alive and pictured in his ads in magazines for Bogen tripods (Manfrotto) which his company distributed in the USA, he was pictured sitting atop one of his tripods with a bunch more of his tripods in his arms and lap, and I am certain he never claimed more than 50lbs. load limit for the very sturdy tripod upon which he was pictured. (I have the very beefy 3036 which is possibly what is pictured in his lap, and he claimed 26.5 lbs. for that!)