Quick Release

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    I need a quick release clamp for my monopod. I have Arca style plates on my camera and on my long zoom to match the Gitzo QR on the tripod that I bought cheap on e-bay. I can't afford another one of those for my Bogen Monopod (they're really steep) and am debating between Kirk and Really Right Stuff.

    Recommendations? RRS is more expensive than Kirk.
     
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    Yeah it sure is. Do you know anything about the Kirk which is cheaper?
     
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    Not a thing. Have you a link?
     
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    Sorry, I though that Kirk had come out with something like the tilt head from RRS that I posted. My error. The Kirk clamps are fine. I prefer the knob type to the lever type however I would personally have reservations about the super quick release type that only require a 1/4 turn. Keep in mind, I have not used that particular type, just a personal concern.

    Acratech also makes good stuff.
    http://acratech.net/home.php?cat=3

    As does Markins
    http://www.markinsamerica.com/MA5/category.php?req=2

    If you are looking for the leveling feature however, Markins is a bit goofy in the respect that they put their bubble level in the release itself. Kind of hard to use when a body or lens is attached.
     
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    Cool. Thanks for your help. My Gitzo is a knob type, but outrageously expensive (I got it on ebay, but still not cheap). I prefer the knob to the lever. I don't have a bubble on it ... I have one that fits in my hot shoe, but it would be a nice feature. My biggest lens is a 100-300 f4 so it's not HUGE, but heavy enough (I'm not sure I could deal with anything bigger on a monopod anyway -- would have to pull out the 3021).
     

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