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help.. luma + arca plate??

 
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Jul 20, 2012 18:33 |  #1

hi all, i just got this Giottos MH1300-657 Ball Head to go with my tripod. even though it's arca compatible, i've heard there are different versions of arca plates where not all will match properly.

i'm thinking of getting the luma lab strap, but rather than using the screw knob on the bottom like BR, i'm thinking of getting an arca plate like those found on the capture systems.

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but not sure if this plate will fit on my ball head.

any ideas or perhaps another plate i can use that will have holes for the luma lab strap to go through?

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Jul 20, 2012 18:50 |  #2

Or get this...

http://luma-labs.com/products/m-connect (external link)

It was designed so you can leave a plate on but still have an attachment point for the strap.


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Jul 20, 2012 18:54 |  #3

is that strong enough to handle a 5D2 + 70-200L IS f2.8 + grip?

damn.. it takes 2-3wks?


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Jul 20, 2012 20:36 |  #4

Yeah it is made of the same stuff they make zodiac boats out of, they tested it like crazy for durability and strength.

Everything from Luma Labs is taking a while right now, demand is through the roof for the Cinch, although there is no note on the connector's page about a delay, they may just be putting that notice on the shopping cart in general and that might ship sooner.


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Jul 20, 2012 21:52 |  #5

If you're using a screw knob clamp, then you can use any Arca compatible plate. Even if the plates are slightly different the screw clamp can hold them. I put a Markins plate in Wimberley clamp and even though the angle of the dovetail was different, the clamp held the plate strong.

The RRS lever clamp is the only one you need to worry about. It's not adjustable, and as a disclaimer they say not to use other brands besides Wimberley and, of course, their own. Other brands do work, but they'll never admit it. If you don't use a RRS lever clamp, then don't worry.


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Jul 20, 2012 21:59 |  #6

BTW, RRS and Markins make plates with a lug for straps on both sides. Kirk makes them on one side for a hand strap.


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Jul 23, 2012 00:31 |  #7

thanks guys.. just pick up with membrane.. waiting for confirmation from greg!!


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Jul 24, 2012 12:50 |  #8

This is what I've done to use Arca with my Black Rapid - I love it. Actually makes the BR strap more convenient, too... (e.g. moving from strap to monopod/tripod)

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br_fix640x480 (external link) by e24mpwr (external link), on Flickr

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Full write-up on my blog:
http://enthusiastphoto​grapher.com …lack-rapid-arca-solution/ (external link)

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Jul 24, 2012 13:08 |  #9

thanks to all that have posted. i got the luma + membrane.. waiting for it to come this week. :)


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