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Monopod head?

Discussion in 'Other Cool Gear, Camera Bags, Camera Straps' started by natelam, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. Quick question - what tilt heads are people using for large zooms (300 2.8 AF-S II is what I have in mind) on monopods that take Arcaswiss style plates? I've got the good old standard Bogen 681 that needs to go or be converted.
  2. gadgetguy11


    Nov 16, 2005
    RRS BH-55LR with Levering mount on Gitzo 1325 with Optech leg covers.

    RRS is a precision engineered piece - highest recommendation.
  3. Couldn't agree more. Perfect monopod solution for a small price. The RRS 55 ballhead (while an outstanding piece of equipment when you need a ballhead) is overkill for a monopod.
  4. gadgetguy11


    Nov 16, 2005
    OOps... :actions1:

    I misspoke. The BH-55LR would indeed be overkill - and very heavy - to sport on a pod! I did not see "monopod" on the question, and described the head and leg covers on my tripod.

    Just as Rick and Luke did, I went with the RRS solution and am thrilled with it, using either 200-400, or 200/2.0.
  5. I've got an old Bogen ballhead that I fitted with a RRS B2 clamp. It works like a charm. I thought about getting a 3232 swivel, but I didn't know if it would hold up under my D200 and 300 2.8. It's only rated for 5.5 lbs, and my setup weighs about 10.
  6. I use a Manfrotto 685 (Neotec) with a Manfrotto 3232 tilt/swivel head and a Wimberley C-50 clamp.
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