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496RC2 vs 804RC2

 
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Sep 05, 2011 05:41 |  #1

Hi, read various threads/posts of each of these heads, but would appreciate your expert advise ...
Equipment - heaviest equipment to be catered for (at the moment) is Canon 550d + 55-250mm lense
Usage - general usage like stills etc, but must also cater for Whale spotting and general wildlife usage (birds etc) ...

The supportive legs with be Manfrotto 294A3 (limited budget unfortunately) .....

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Sep 05, 2011 05:50 |  #2

I can't find the 904RC2 to which you refer but I'm guessing it is a 3 way head?

When I bought my 055xprob I originally got it with a 3 way head but just couldn]t get on with it at all so took it back and went for a ball head insterd (the older version of the 496rc2) which was so much better and easier/quicker to use.


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Sep 05, 2011 06:13 |  #3

sorry ... was a typo ... meant 804RC2 ... will try and change the subject line ... so I can "quickly" follow the whales using the 496RC2 ?

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I can't find the 904RC2 to which you refer but I'm guessing it is a 3 way head?

When I bought my 055xprob I originally got it with a 3 way head but just couldn]t get on with it at all so took it back and went for a ball head insterd (the older version of the 496rc2) which was so much better and easier/quicker to use.


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Sep 08, 2011 00:49 |  #4

thanks to the Mods for correcting the Title ......
Just to confirm I went with the 496RC2 ball head, and purchased a Manfrotto Monopod as well as the Tripod .....
I have not yet unpacked the Monopod but I believe the 496RC2 ball head is compatible with it (has the 3/8" connection) ...


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