Sun 04-Feb-07 01:21 AM | edited Wed 16-Dec-15 07:05 PM by dm1dave
If you are new to photography, or are otherwise struggling with the myriad choices regarding tripods, monopods, heads, plates, L brackets, rails, and other support equipment, we hope that you will find the following articles helpful. A great deal of information is contained in the articles, including, perhaps, an answer to one of your questions.
In addition, our Nikoscope search engine can yield past threads which may help to answer your questions. Note that you can perform boolean searches such as "Manfrotto AND Gitzo" and "Manfrotto OR 486".