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Apr 13, 2013 21:45 |  #16

This would be my recommendation:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_Travel_Angel_C​arbon.html (external link)

If you're set on aluminium however, then that one is probably fine. Go with a Markins, Induro, RRS, Acratech, or Arca Swiss head. They're all up for the job.


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Apr 13, 2013 22:08 as a reply to  @ post 15825008 |  #17

I picked up a like new Manfrotto 055prob and 498RC2 for $200 shipped.If I had to do it over again, I would go with the same choice.


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Apr 15, 2013 11:16 |  #18

NorthwestRebel wrote in post #15821917 (external link)
would you mind telling me the difference between the two? im a noob when it comes to tripod equipment

All of my bogen heads used hex plates. These are generic, only mounted in the center of the hex, and required tapping holes to add anti-twist flanges to prevent twisting and loosening. They were also bulkier than the A-S plates, and while they fit in my bags, the A-S plates don't get in the way at all. Even generic A-S plates tend to fit better.

I think the A-S style clamps hold the gear tighter too.

My Kirk BH-1 ballhead is much smoother than my best Bogen ballhead (the 3038) ever was (I have no experience with the newer RC models, they may be fine), and weighs half as much. The 3038 was plenty strong, but with that weight I'd limit it to studio use. I didn't believe it would matter at all, until I used the Kirk head.


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Apr 15, 2013 14:53 |  #19

I'm using a Manfrotto 055XPROB with a Acratech GV2 ball head. I have been really happy with it so far.

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