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Old Dec 3, 2004, 2:08 PM   #1
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What I would like to do is get a Tripod ,monopod, and maybe a window pod.
And while I am willing to pay a little extra for the tripod head,
I would like to have a system where 1 type of QR plate will fit the head
on all three types of mounts.
What I am trying to say is while I will pay a hundred dollars or more for
the tripod head I don't want to spend that much on the other heads.
I also want to be able to use 2 of these at a time like maybe the wife using
the window pod while I am using the tripod.
Also I want to be able to buy extra QR plates as I have 3 cameras now.

or am I wanting too much?


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Old Dec 3, 2004, 7:42 PM   #2
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In the good quality yet modest price range is the Bogen/ Manfrotto line of tripods/modpods and other [neat] supports. There is a corresponding line of ball heads and pan-tilt heads. The heads can be ordered with Bogen/ Manfrotto's quick release system.

I use their RC-2 quick release system which is sized to accommodate SLR size cameras and smaller.

I use a BM ball head with RC-2 plate on the tripod, a BM tilt-swivel head with RC-2 plate on the monopod and a bought a BM RC-2 quick releas adaptor to convert a non-BM table-top tripod to accept the BM RC-2 system.

Each of the heads and the adaptor come with the mating plate (the part you attatch to the camera), so in my case I wound up with three camera plates (and two cameras).

The RC-2 adds around $20 to the price of the heads, the quick release adaptor was $30, and if needed, additional camera plates are available for about $12 as I recall.

If you want the very best, you could look into the Arca-Swiss style QRP system (and ball heads).

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Old Dec 4, 2004, 8:16 AM   #3
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That is pretty much what I want ,I just wish a couple of those heads were lower priced.

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Would I be correct in assuming the adapter plate mentioned is attached to the head by a 1/4 inch screw, as would a camera?
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Old Dec 4, 2004, 3:49 PM   #5
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Would I be correct in assuming the adapter plate mentioned is attached to the head by a 1/4 inch screw, as would a camera?
Yes. The RC-2 adaptor (B/M #3299) comes with a 1/4" insert threaded into a 3/8" socket. If you have a head with 1/4" screw, you simply leave the insert in place. If your head has a 3/8" screw, they you remove the threaded insert [using a large flat blade screwdriver].

The camera plate comes with a 1/4" screw.
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Old Dec 4, 2004, 4:26 PM   #6
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Thanks I think I have everything picked out for my Xmas present to myself.
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