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Flip locks or Twist locks for 3001 Legset?

Tony B

Eau Claire, US
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Tony B Registered since 31st Mar 2002
Sun 30-Jun-02 02:29 PM

I am wondering what the majority opinion is around here about choosing either the "butterfly" type twist lock levers or the new flip lock levers on the Bogen 3001 legset.

The flip locks look quicker and easier to deal with. I can see some disadvantages to the twist type locks, as you may not tighten them all the way unknowingly. I have tried both, and both are just as easy to set up or take down in my opinion, however the twistlocks (3001BN) make the tripod $15-20 cheaper than the filp levers (3001BD).

What do you all prefer? Are there any specific advantages to either?


Tony B