Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Pineapple Devil, Jun 29, 2006.
this thing is nice!
bogen 3028 head
Nice. I have a Bogen/Manfrotto setup for my XL2.
This is like a soap opera...only worse.
Bogen crew +1
ive got to make a new strap for my backpack to keep the top of it closer to the bag. it sticks out too far b/c the small bungee cords on it will not hold it
i didnt take a picture of the horizontal yet
glad you went for this over the other options?
it even holds my camera and my 70-200mm IS L too. no flex or movement at all
now you see why we tried talking you out of a POS tripod. But what do we know.
well the other one said it would support 11lbs so i figured it would hold it. its really false advertising b/c there is no way it can hold 11lbs
11lbs @ min. height.
that thing looks sexy as hell. The head looks alittle confusing to me though. I want one of those fighter jet style grips. I heard of people calling them pistol grips but then I think it was Derrict who posted a picture of a real "pistol" grip head.
Your supposed to take pictures WITH the tripod, not OF the tripod.
You'll trade that head for a 141RC when you realise what your missing without a quick release.
one handle controls the vertical level and one controls the horizontal level
2 way and 3 way heads have their benefits and drawbacks. For what I use the tripod for, I didn't need a 3 way so I went with the pistol grip for quicker adjustments.
Hey... did you buy that on an ebay?
Yea I looked and it really is called a pistol grip head, this is the same exact one I used before. Here it is with quick release, It took me alittle while to get use to the quick release, I was always scared my camera wasn't really latched in all the way. This thing is pretty sweet IMO.
I can't knock it though, I've never tried it.
I like that one better. Buy mine!
You can't use a pistol grip for panning shots though right?
nice, somethings are not worth compleatly cheaping out on
the head came from ebay
the legs came from bhphoto
Yeah, it's cool until you realize it'll barely hold your gear in any position other than directly vertical without sagging.
Quick release plates are really only helpful if you switch between tripod/no tripod a lot (for example you're covering some event, take a group shot.. then you release the camera and go in and take more shots or you're hiking and you set up for a landscape shot, release and continue hiking.. etc etc) If you you set-up and keep the camera on the tripod for a really long time it doesn't really make a huge difference, although it is a bit more of a pain in the ass to mount/dismount.