I've got aKaiser 6011 ball head that I bought years ago. Never have had a quick release on it but would like to have one. The problem is that I know very little about quick releases. What I do know is that Arca-Swiss compatible quick releases are recommended highly...so I'll go with that type. I know that I need a clamp and a plate. That's about all I know.
I'm not even sure exactly how they would fit to my ball head. I *think* they would simply screw down on the camera mounting screw of the ball head tightening against the original flat camera mounting platform. Right?
Any recommendations on a set up for this ball head is appreciated. I'm still gazing toward the horizon for a new lens so I don't need to break the bank buying a QR setup, but, I also don't want something that will be insecure or weak that could drop and break my camera!
These are the ones that I'm currently looking at:
Induro QRT70 Nothing really negative mentioned in reviews $75
Giottos MH-656 - some reviews mentioned stem/knob broke off $50
3Pod Quick Release System - it was mentioned that the tightening knob rubbed top of tripod head. $30
Wimberly Clamp $79 This one doesn't show the Kaiser 6011 in it's compatibility list but it is an upgrade from a clamp that *was* compatible. No camera plate included. I've emailed the Wimberly about this.
Thanks for the help!!!