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Hi, my name is Jim and I use a pan/tilt head . . .

Mr67GP

Jackson Twp, US
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Mr67GP Basic Member
Tue 27-Nov-01 01:05 AM

Counter to the overwhelming (and I am sure deserved) popularity of quality ball heads, I find I am quite happy with my silly three handled monster. I use a Bogen 3236 leg set with a Bogen 3039 p/t head. It is a little over-kill with my F5, but just right for my Pentax 67II. Note: this post is NOT intended to start yet another debate of p/t vs. ball head. However, I am interested in hearing from others who have found happiness with a p/t head. I have a question further on, if the use of p/t heads interests you.

I readily admit that the Bogen Hex plate quick release system leaves a bit to be desired. I am quite familiar with the Really Right Stuff and Kirk products relative to the Arca-Swiss QR system (although I have not used products from either company first hand). I had a brief conversation with Bryan Geyer or RRS today and got the response I expected. "ditch that head and get a B1". Well, sorry Bryan, I am not inclined to do that just yet.

Now (finally) we get to my query. I intend to get a RRS B2 Pro clamp and attach it to one of my numerous hex plates. I will probably do a little machining to both the hex plate and clamp to ensure a tight, no-twist interface. Has anyone else accomplished this? Any caveats? I truly believe that if done carefully and correctly, it will be as steady and secure as is the A-S clamp were part of the head itself. BTW, I am aware of the Kirk hex/A-S adapter, but it does not appeal to me for reasons I won't go into here.

Thanks for any input/feedback.

Jim Korczak
Evidence shooter
www.summitresources.com

Jim Korczak
Evidence Shooter
www.summitresources.com

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