Good Tripod Head for a decent price?

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  1. St. Agony

    St. Agony TPF Noob!

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    I am looking into getting a new tripod and head for taking macro photos of my reef corals and I need very fine and precise movements, to get what I want into focus...I know the [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] Bogen Manfrotto 3275 410 Geared Head is suppose to be very good, but I was hoping to find something that would yield the same results for a cheaper price. If anyone has any suggestions that would be great!!!!

    Thanks for any help in advance!
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    BOGEN. You'll have it for as long as you live.
     
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    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I like the bogan 3047 with quick change hex plates. I like it so well, a few months ago I bought a second one. They run about $80.00 U.S.
     
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    They look pretty good...Do they do very minute and precise adjustments? Like I said this is for macro work and manual focusing on small things, so it needs to adjust in minute movements...I really appreciate your help.
    Thanks.
     
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    I'm in the market fora new tripod myself, but where'd you find that price? B&H has it, but it's $180... or are you just talking about the head?
     
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    That is just for the head... just search bogen 3047 on google and you will get a bunch of results...
     
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    IMO if you want the geared movement for focusing then you might be better of looking at one of these instead of a geared head. Geared heads are great for accurate adjustments to the pan or tilt but don't do anything for focusing distance. A macro rail does allow for fine focusing adjustments.

    What I use.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/163878-REG/Novoflex_CASTEL_MINI_Focusing_Rack_Small_Mini_.html

    Bogen version:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...frotto_3419_3419_Micro_Positioning_Plate.html

    One of the nicest on the market if you need double rail:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...TEL_CROSS_Q_Cross_Q_Double_Rail_Focusing.html
     
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    I'm using a Bogen #3001 tripod with a Bogen #488RC4 ball head.

    It isn't real light, but I love it, and it works great for me.
     

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