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[OM] Re: WTB: Bogen/Manfrotto 410/3275 or other geared head

Subject: [OM] Re: WTB: Bogen/Manfrotto 410/3275 or other geared head
From: hiwayman@xxxxxxx (Walt Wayman)
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 16:47:28 +0000
I'm a fan of the Cullmann QT system: small, light, and absolutely secure.  
Therefore, on every MD, winder, and Zuiko with a tripod collar, there's a 
Cullmann "footy thingy."  And on every tripod head, whether Cullmann, Bogen, or 
my ancient for-mud-and-water-use Quick-Set, there's a Cullmann "receiver."  
(What the hell do you call these bottom parts anyway?)

One of my favorite heads is a Manfrotto 405, the 410's bigger and better 
brother.  One of the Manfrotto QT plates for it has a Cullmann "receiver" 
permanently attached in order to accommodate all the gear with the Cullmann 
"footy thingies."  The only gear that has an actual, genuine Manfrotto 405 QT 
plate attached is the big, heavy stuff: 300/2.8 Tamron and Mamiya RB67.

It's neither a criminal offense nor a venal sin to screw together whatever bits 
and pieces suit your purposes.  Stick an Arca-Swiss "receiver" on the Manfrotto 
plate, then fuggedaboudit and shoot happily ever after.


"Anything more than 500 yards from 
the car just isn't photogenic." -- 
Edward Weston

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Rob Harrison <robhar@xxxxxx>
> Speaking of tripods...
> I'm looking (I think) for a Bogen/Manfrotto 410 (#3275) compact geared head.
> Anyone have a spare? At Bob Gries' suggestion I'm going to try that one.
> Ball heads just don't work that well for architecture....
> The only downside I can see to that particular one is that my Arca-Swiss
> quick releases won't fit. (As far as I can tell.) It'd be great to find a
> geared head that I could use those with. Handy for switching between cameras
> once a shot is set up. Any suggestions?
> Rob in Seattle
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