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RRS BH-40: Where's the love?

 
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Apr 05, 2011 12:56 as a reply to  @ post 12163167 |  #16

....and glad we did. ;)




  
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Apr 05, 2011 12:57 |  #17

Love my BH-40!

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Apr 05, 2011 12:58 |  #18

The Markins feels flimsier than the RRS plate. Plus the RRS has a mid-way detent which the Markins doesn't. Since I have the RRS L brackets on all my gear, adjustable doesn't matter, and the "adjustable" is such a pain that you won't want to mix plate sizes anyhow.


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Apr 05, 2011 13:58 |  #19

Jon wrote in post #12163201 (external link)
The Markins feels flimsier than the RRS plate. Plus the RRS has a mid-way detent which the Markins doesn't. Since I have the RRS L brackets on all my gear, adjustable doesn't matter, and the "adjustable" is such a pain that you won't want to mix plate sizes anyhow.

A big reason I got the RRS plate was the cut-out so the Markins clamp detent would work. I find it hard to believe Markins didn't put a cut-out in their plate for their own clamp detent, but that's what I've read. I like the screw clamp because I don't have to worry about what plates fit.

Anyway, I'm going to get an RRS L-plate eventually and then pick up one of the Gitzo CF monopods and the RRS monopod head.




  
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Apr 05, 2011 20:54 |  #20

I have the BH-40 with RRS lever clamp, mounted on a Gitzo 2530 tripod. Just the right size, not overly heavy like the BH-55 happens to be...a little lighter in weight compared to the Markins M20/Q20, and lower profile. Perfect for my own max FL lens.


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Apr 05, 2011 23:20 |  #21

Also have the BH-40 and the Gitzo 2531. I LOVE my setup.


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Apr 06, 2011 07:57 |  #22

TheArchitect wrote in post #12163640 (external link)
A big reason I got the RRS plate was the cut-out so the Markins clamp detent would work. I find it hard to believe Markins didn't put a cut-out in their plate for their own clamp detent, but that's what I've read. I like the screw clamp because I don't have to worry about what plates fit.

I use the same clamp and for the same reasons. It is amazing that the left hand apparently doesn't know what the right hand is doing inside Markins; why they would design their plates like that is beyond me.

RRS make good L-plates and their new ones have safety stop screws which is a huge improvement. I bought both of mine used at a good savings; it's worth looking here and elsewhere for a used plate as nothing much can go wrong with them.


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