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BarrieB

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I own and use both a Medium format system and 4" x 5" large format outfit and find the Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared head to be the ideal one for easy control of the camera position on any one of my tripods, metal or wooden. Cheers Barrie B.
 

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A few years back, I was on a quest for a hiking rig for use with P67's. I took the time to borrow some rigs and test some in shops. I used a laser pointer taped to the camera and burned up a bunch of film from the freezer that needed to be put to some use. I found that much of the movement with the P67's occured after the shutter had closed and the on-film motion didn't coincide with what I was watching during the test. It was an eye-opening experience with many surprises. Certain rigs that seemed rigid and solid seemed to set up just the wrong vibes with the Pentax ca-chunkers. After seeing what happened when doing these tests, I would recommend that you try the test yourself, with your own equipment and then do some deciding. My hiking rig turned out to be a Gitzo 1320 Studex with a 3047 Bogen head (replacing the original Rationale #3). If I would have followed my instinct and assumptions, there were others I would have likely picked before testing.
 

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blackmelas said:
I'm looking too invest in a good steady tripod,
not necessarily lightweight if that sacrifices stability. What
would you recommend in the 150 to 300 euro (or $) range?

I've a Mamiya RZ67 mounted on a Manfrotto 3001 equipped
with a Manfrotto 410 gear head. Don't forget to add a
gear head. They have a new model I been meaning
to check out. Dan
 
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