Bogen head help

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by jkernitzki, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. jkernitzki

    jkernitzki TPF Noob!

    Nov 22, 2007
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    Cross-posted from another photography thread ( for pix):

    I just got a set of used Bogen 3221/Manfrotto 055B legs (that came with a 3063 head, not my first choice) for my Canon xT/350D.

    I have some questions:

    The head is actually labeled 3160, but that isn't a valid head model number, and the 3063 visually seems to be a match. Which one is this really, and what's with the numeric discrepancy?

    It's missing the quick release plate, but the one listed as a replacement (3159) is the hexagonal ,whereas this seems to take a rectangular plate. Which is the correct QR plate for this?

    Maybe most importantly, I know that this is a video head by design, and I was looking at something more suited for it. I really like the 322RC2, but how does that hold up with longer lenses? Is there another head more suitable? I'm looking for general use, most anything except sports/action. As far as the glass it has to support, the largest I have now is a 70-200 f/4L, and don't anticipate the need (or budget) for anything significantly longer/heavier--but you never know.

  2. Johnboy2978

    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Oct 21, 2004
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    I've got the 322rc2 along with a 70-200mm f/2.8 sigma and it holds up well; no shake and it's very stable. I have a 3021Bpro and the combination reports to support 11 lbs. Not sure what exactly you have.

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