Tripod/Head advice

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  1. hudsonp

    hudsonp TPF Noob!

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    Recently i got to try out the Bogen 3001 legs and a 3265 head, i really loved the feel of the "pistol grip" style head.

    does anyone have a recommendation in other than the 3265? I'm not looking for a reason to not get the Bogen, just looking for other options.
     
  2. Don Simon

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    Is this the one you are looking at?

    I have it and have no trouble at all recommending it.

    If you're after that grip style there's another option - the 322RC2 (sorry don't know what Bogen call it) which is designed for twice the load capacity and doesn't cost much more. I'm very happy with the first one though.
     
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    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have the 322RC2 head on mine that Zaphod linked to and am very happy with it. It makes for a very quick and secure adjustment and fine tuning. Prior to that I had an older quantaray that had both the pan and tilt adjustment which was just a pain for doing portraits. This is much better for me and easier to use.
     
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    yes that was the one i was looking at - thanks


    i'll see if my local shop has that one so i can play before i buy
     
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    Very good idea. I'd suggest taking your heaviest camera/lens combination along to test it out... and if you are thinking of buying a particularly large or heavy body or lens any time soon then maybe ask to use one of the shop's ones to try on the tripod as well.
     
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    brilliant idea, i'll give that a shot

    :cheers:
     

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