Review of VR Pan Heads

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Review of VR Pan Heads

Postby birddog114 on Fri Sep 10, 2004 8:36 pm

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Postby Raydar on Fri Sep 10, 2004 9:21 pm

Thanks birddog.
Have you or any one ells, seen or used this head??
I’m thinking of getting this one when I decide on what tripod I will upgrade to.

http://db.manfrotto.com/product/templat ... temid=2013

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Postby birddog114 on Sat Sep 11, 2004 7:17 am

I have it last year until last June, it worked well for me at that time,like it very much, I got all three items:
-the 322RC2 + 332RS Electronic shutter + Quick release assembly
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/control ... &image.y=7

but passed the Manfrotto stuff to my best friend, after I found this:
http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/flash_arms/index.html

and this:
http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/pano/index.html

and this for my D2H (BD2-L) + D100 (MBD100L) L bracket
http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/body_pl ... index.html

I've just got the new Tripod Gitzo 1325 + The Markin Ball head (Part of the deal on Father Day). Very solid, sturdy, smooth, ain't cheap! I need this because it'll support my future big glasses (200-400VR/ 200/2 AFS VR or the rumor of the new 300/2 AFS VR).
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Postby Raydar on Sat Sep 11, 2004 7:33 am

Great stuff biddog

That is one awesome site for new toys :shock:

I will have to have a harder think over what I need :?

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Postby birddog114 on Sat Sep 11, 2004 7:38 am

Raydar,
The Manfrotto is OK, but if money is not big object than the RRS is recommended, they are more modern,creative and very competitive with their gears than the Manfrotto. Their base is just about 2 blocks away from my In-laws in the States. I met the owner of the business, very creatively guy.
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Postby Raydar on Sat Sep 11, 2004 7:53 am

Thanks mate

I'll be having a good think on this one.
I have a trypod & i'm not in a great hurry to upgrade as yet.

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Postby birddog114 on Sat Sep 11, 2004 8:06 am

Raydar,
Utilize what you have, I have a bug in my blood called "lust" in my hobbies, but it brings joy to my life and my family.
Technology changes very quickly and you have lot of opportunities to see what your needs. I have lot of surpluses in my possession: flight gears (Flight helmets, flight suits, Flight survival vest + accessories, electronics devices etc...), camping gears, Aircraft models, Wine, Painting. But only one wife as she last and my life is dedicated to her.
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