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Jan 09, 2007 18:14 |  #1

Well, if you guys didn't know, my old tripod/ball head setup was in my civic when it got stolen back in august. I have been without a tripod/ball head since then.
My buddy got me a used Bogen Manfrotto 3001N tripod which had the 3265 pistol grip head on it.
As a belated bday present, sept. 15th, my buddy bought me the 488RC2.
Schweeet! I am happy!

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Jan 09, 2007 18:28 |  #2

awsome, i have a 488 and really like it.


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Jan 09, 2007 18:34 |  #3

Same here, really like the 488




  
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Jan 09, 2007 18:36 |  #4

Is the 488 better than a pistol grip style??


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Jan 09, 2007 18:45 |  #5

DegasGoneDigital wrote in post #2515226 (external link)
Is the 488 better than a pistol grip style??

I personally think the pistol grip style sucks, but thats just me.

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Jan 09, 2007 18:47 |  #6

MJ23FE wrote in post #2515281 (external link)
I personally think the pistol grip style sucks, but thats just me.

It's not just you. It's me too.....  :p


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Jan 09, 2007 18:53 |  #7

MJ23FE wrote in post #2515281 (external link)
I personally think the pistol grip style sucks, but thats just me.

-Jalal

Me three _ and will be getting this head in the near future to compliment my 486.




  
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Jan 09, 2007 19:06 |  #8

486 is more like a monopod head....

488 has a seperate control for panning, which is huge for a tripod. I use a 486 on my monopod and it works great.


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Jan 09, 2007 19:48 |  #9

I have a 488RC2 as well its great =]


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Jan 09, 2007 23:31 as a reply to  @ Caster's post |  #10

I am about to pay for a 488RC2 which I got off ebay 2 days ago. It's going to partner my 055Pro B :)

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Jan 10, 2007 00:22 |  #11

I hate hte pistol grip. I had one on the dynatran tripod. Bought some cheapo ball head and was 100 times better. Now i just can't find that ballhead since i took it off.


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Feb 04, 2007 17:27 as a reply to  @ 2005GLI's post |  #12

One nice thing about the 488RC2 is that if you ever want to convert to the Arca-Swiss type clamp and plate system, you can just unscrew the RC2 clamp and install a Kirk clamp in it's place. Here's mine with that conversion... (Sorry for the crappy photograph. I took it with my old canon A70.)


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Feb 09, 2007 10:19 |  #13

Been searching for this post for some time now - jphotow, how does one get the kirk clamp? Is it sold seperately in B&H or did you just take it out from another set?

I have a 486RC2 for my monopod but want to change it to the kirk clamp as my other head is the Benro KS0 - which is based on arca swiss style based.


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Feb 09, 2007 10:33 |  #14

Whats the advantage of the Arca-Swiss camp over the RC2?


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Feb 14, 2007 16:43 |  #15

gjman wrote in post #2680590 (external link)
Whats the advantage of the Arca-Swiss camp over the RC2?

The Arca style clamp is a more universally available clamp then the RC2, else little difference, the Arca style clamp also in theory should be able to hold more then an RC2 clamp, but on a 488-Manfrotto the ball head will likely slip before either clamp.


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