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What was the best head you ever got?

 
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Mar 24, 2012 00:07 |  #16

fotoworx wrote in post #14143330 (external link)
Julian does the plate slide in on the Markins? How hard is it to manage that in the dark?

The Manfrotto plate(s) that I am using sort or click in at an angle and are really easy to manage.

I rarely slide my cameras in. I just mount at an angle and lock. Done! :) If I ever need to mount in the dark, I usually have a flashlight with me.




  
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Mar 24, 2012 00:22 |  #17

Love my Acratech GV2:

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Mar 24, 2012 00:23 |  #18

Todd, whats the interesting gizmo connected to your iPhone?


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Mar 24, 2012 00:26 |  #19

fotoworx wrote in post #14143381 (external link)
Todd, whats the interesting gizmo connected to your iPhone?

Home made IR transmitter for controlling shutter release combined with an app that will allow you to set it.

And for me, its my two Markins of course :)


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Mar 24, 2012 00:29 |  #20

^Nice Acratech GV, Todd. I was seriously considering it when choosing between the Arca Z1 and Acratech GV. :)




  
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Mar 24, 2012 00:47 |  #21

no love for the Giottos MH1300-657?


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Mar 24, 2012 01:08 |  #22

fotoworx wrote in post #14143381 (external link)
Todd, whats the interesting gizmo connected to your iPhone?

Check out an app called "dslr bot"

As for best head, prolly from Korea :lol:


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Mar 24, 2012 05:05 |  #23

The best head i ever gotten is probably somewhere in Asia :)

I don't have a tripod head that I absolutely love, I'm kinda in the market to buy a new one fairly soon.


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Mar 24, 2012 08:35 |  #24

The best head is truly memorable, you do not forget. Many folks have wasted good money on unsatisfactory efforts to find some that are truly memorable. The problem is no standard in the industry for specifying what makes for good vs. bad, it is so subjective.

You have to simply experience it for yourself, to decide what meets YOUR satisfaction. Others can only offer suggestions for consideration. What satisfies one is not satisfactory to another, but there is some general concensus about what to avoid acquiring as a waste of money.

...tripod heads is what my comments all pertain to! :cool:


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Mar 24, 2012 08:47 as a reply to  @ Wilt's post |  #25

that is too funny coming from a poster named Wilt


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Mar 24, 2012 08:48 |  #26

I'll never forget her...
Wait, you weren't talking about that kind...


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Mar 24, 2012 08:54 |  #27

Vince(Chatham) wrote in post #14144448 (external link)
that is too funny coming from a poster named Wilt

BADADUMP!!! PSHhhhhhhh.......


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Mar 24, 2012 09:17 |  #28

I can see where this is going. :lol::lol:




  
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Mar 24, 2012 09:21 |  #29

jdizzle wrote in post #14144567 (external link)
I can see where this is going. :lol::lol:

Hey, I gave great advice about the decision criteria and choice of tripod heads! The choice of 'best' is very individual, one person's RRS is another person's Markins is another person's Arca.

(youse guyses are in da gutta) :cool:


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Mar 24, 2012 10:25 |  #30

fotoworx wrote in post #14142963 (external link)
I want a really great ball head. A one buy, hurt the wallet once and never look back again head.

Arca-Swiss Z1. I use Slik, Markins and Linhof ballheads and the Z1 is by far the best ballhead I've ever used. It's unbelievably smooth, doesn't need to be turned tight to lock down, never droops, has a nifty indexing system to accommodate changing friction levels easily, doesn't weigh a ton, and of course that 54mm asymmetrical ball.

The only problem with it is the clamp. Get the version with the round platform (see pic below) and buy either a Wimberley screw clamp or a RRS lever clamp. You will never need another ballhead.


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