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Bravozulu

Los Angeles, US
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Bravozulu Registered since 04th Jun 2012
Tue 27-Aug-13 03:27 AM

I've got a wonderful G340 tripod with the center post. My new RSS ballhead revealed some real problems with this combination. The RRS literature warns of some clearance interference because of the ARCA QR with a side lever. The lever won't clear a tripod with more that 2 1/4 diameter base plate.

The Gitzo has a 3 1/4" base plate. So the QR won't clear, but the ball clamp on the head jams into the plate.

I removed the baseplate entirely and fastened the ballhead directly onto the stepped stud on the tripod. It feels solid, And look a little naked. But, are the 'tripod police' going to come and arrest me? What purpose does that plate serve anyway?

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