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Apr 13, 2011 21:20 |  #1

I am wondering if anyone uses one of these and I wonder how good the 234RC2 is. Holds about half the weight and made of light wait material. I am thinking I don't use a tripod that often actually rarely but I may try it on my monopod. Using it on the mono I am leaning towards the smaller head. So anyone use one of these? if so I would like to hear how you like it

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Apr 13, 2011 21:26 |  #2

I have the 327rc2 head.

I like the easy one-handed operation. it can take a little getting used to, especially if you are trying to be very precice, but then I can just use two hands to steady myself, and still find it easier than turning knobs.


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Apr 13, 2011 21:38 |  #3

PWard wrote in post #12217762 (external link)
I have the 327rc2 head.

I like the easy one-handed operation. it can take a little getting used to, especially if you are trying to be very precice, but then I can just use two hands to steady myself, and still find it easier than turning knobs.

It's the one I am leaning towards because I found a good deal on one and I am afraid if I get the light weight one I would be disappointed

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Apr 13, 2011 23:20 |  #4

A few years back, I tried both Manfrotto joystick heads that were available then and disliked both very much. A conventional ball head such as today's Manfrotto 498RC2 would be a far better choice for general-use tripod work in my opinion.


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Apr 14, 2011 00:08 |  #5

SkipD wrote in post #12218469 (external link)
A few years back, I tried both Manfrotto joystick heads that were available then and disliked both very much. A conventional ball head such as today's Manfrotto 498RC2 would be a far better choice for general-use tripod work in my opinion.

I had the old style and like it very much and I hear the new style is much better I hope so as I just ordered the 327




  
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Apr 14, 2011 00:57 |  #6

I've played with the 327RC2. I think it'd be good if you need to recompose quickly. If you needed to make a lot of changes, I think you'd get quite a workout. Also, it seemed backwards for me. I'd prefer to use my left hand to control the joystick. I'm not sure it could hold a good load, either.


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Apr 14, 2011 06:28 |  #7

you can switch it from left to right-handed use by removing the a couple of screws and mounting the quick-release on the other side.


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Apr 14, 2011 06:42 |  #8
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I never warmed up to the joystick heads, maybe it's because i have a wife ?


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