D200 Newbie - Bracket Question(s)

Apr 1, 2007
Rancho Mirage, CA
I would like to make certain I acquire the proper brackets. My gear is listed below in my signature. When I purchased the 300 f/4, the seller included two quick-release plates for lenses that are compatible with the Bogen-Manfetto 486RC2 Ball Head. I will use the second for the 80-200 lens.

My shooting: Landscapes; Birds; Sunsets; People Candids. I like both horizontal and vertical shots.

THE QUESTION: What camera bracket should I get that is compatible with my Bogen-Manfretto 486RC2 Ball Head? Should I get the standard camera-plate or the L-bracket since I do like vertical shots.

I have tried to research online without success to determine whether my ball head is an Arca style quick release platform. I was alerted to this question when I visited Kirk web site, viewed their L-Brackets, and then read the Arca-Style requirement.

Any and all comments and suggestons will be greatly appeciated.
May 4, 2007
Atlanta, GA


You can replace the clamp on your bogen head with a Really Right Stuff clamp and then use their L bracket. I did this with my bogen head and love the L bracket

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