"Pistol-grip" head with arca swiss mount?
I have been considering a pistol-grip head, such as the Manfrotto model 222. It appears, however, that this head is designed to work only with Manfrotto's proprietary quick release system. I current use RRS BH-55 ball heads with RRS standard or L-plates, and I'm not changing systems; the pistol grip is really for a specific application, not a complete change in platform.
Therefore, I am looking for a good pistol-grip type of mount that also supports the arca-swiss style of quick release plates.
#1. "RE: "Pistol-grip" head with arca swiss mount?" | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sat 18-Apr-09 11:33 PM
I have a Manfrotto 322RC2 head with a Kirk Arca-Swiss clamp attached to the Manfrotto Q/R plate. It works well enough on a monopod.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
#2. "RE: "Pistol-grip" head with arca swiss mount?" | In response to Reply # 1nl Charter MemberMon 20-Apr-09 12:20 AM
I was hoping to avoid the use of the Manfrotto QR plate entirely...it seems like an extra element to place an arca swiss plate adapted to the Manfrotto system.
I was hoping I could find a pistol grip that included an arca swiss mounting or that the Manfrotto QR on the 222 could be replaced. I am surprised that I cannot find any manufacturer of a pistol grip with an arca swiss or interchangeable mounting platform.
#3. "RE: "Pistol-grip" head Manfrotto 222?" | In response to Reply # 2monteverde_org Nikonian since 16th Nov 2007Fri 24-Apr-09 10:28 AM
The Manfrotto 222 head is pretty tall 8.3" (21.1cm), pushes the center of gravity away from the tripod's apex & has a max load rating of only 5.5 lbs (2.5kg).
Just curious, what kind of "specific application" would make you buy such a thing?