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Locking camera in place on my ball head

jacsr

Texas City, US
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"RE: Locking camera in place on my ball head"

jacsr Registered since 09th Apr 2006
Wed 08-Aug-12 02:41 AM | edited Wed 08-Aug-12 02:43 AM by jacsr

>After looking the field over, I've decided to go with the
>Markins Q20 ball head with lever release. I know it's about
>the same price as for the RSS model... but I think the Q20 is
>better suited to my needs. One question... what plate should
>I get for using both my 70-200 Nikon and 150-500 Sigma tripod
>collar mount? In the past I've nevr had to worry about
>specialized plates for a ball head, dependent upon camera
>model.
>

You will need a replacement foot for the 70-200 like this one. The Sigma 150-500 will need a plate like this one. These are only examples, RRS and Wimberley also make plates.

Since you have chosen a lever release, recommendation is to pick a plate manufacturer and stick with it for all future plate purchases. A lever release will require you adjust tension for a tight fit. If you have plates with different tolerances you would have to make adjustments in the field when going from a Kirk to an RRS as an example.

I would also suggest a L-bracket for the camera. This will allow you to go from landscape to portrait without having to drop the clamp into the slot.

Joe

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