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    russellsnr
    1 Jun 2011 - 6:58 AM

    Hi, I have never actually seen the RRS L bracket in the flesh (so to speak) but reading many articles it seems to be a very good piece of equipment, so I dived in and bought one (used) but what I cannot find online is how to actually attach it to the tri-pod. I have a Manfrotto 329 RC4 and a Manfrotto 222 both with differant QR plates do I need to purchase something else?, Not got the RRS yet so kinda pre M it's arrival.
    Thanks
    Russ

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    BillyGoatGruff
    BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
    1 Jun 2011 - 8:28 AM

    Hi Russ.
    I think you will find that RRS and Manfrotto aren't compatible, and that RRS do not, so far, make anything that supports the Manfrotto mounting plate system - I emailed them to find this out!
    Manfrotto have their own, highly specific mounting plates.

    What you will will need to do is get a tripod head that is Arca-Swiss compatible. It's a more "universal" style of fixing.
    A number of manufacturers make this style of clamp/mounting system: RRS, obviously, do these but can be very expensive; Kirk is another manufacturer - also expensive.
    I only know this because it's a dilemma that I have found myself facing, being a Manfrotto tripod and head user.
    When funds allow I also intend to get the RRS L-plate and will probably investigate RRS or the much cheaper option of a Markins ballhead, although my own preference is a three-axis head.
    FYI
    http://www.markinseurope.com/en/index.php

    They are highly recommended, apparently.

    Hope this helps

    Bill

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    russellsnr
    1 Jun 2011 - 9:00 AM


    Quote: Hi Russ.
    I think you will find that RRS and Manfrotto aren't compatible, and that RRS do not, so far, make anything that supports the Manfrotto mounting plate system - I emailed them to find this out!
    Manfrotto have their own, highly specific mounting plates.

    What you will will need to do is get a tripod head that is Arca-Swiss compatible. It's a more "universal" style of fixing.
    A number of manufacturers make this style of clamp/mounting system: RRS, obviously, do these but can be very expensive; Kirk is another manufacturer - also expensive.
    I only know this because it's a dilemma that I have found myself facing, being a Manfrotto tripod and head user.
    When funds allow I also intend to get the RRS L-plate and will probably investigate RRS or the much cheaper option of a Markins ballhead, although my own preference is a three-axis head.
    FYI
    http://www.markinseurope.com/en/index.php

    They are highly recommended, apparently.

    Hope this helps

    Bill

    Hi, Many thanks I checked the link for the Markin (when I got back off the floor) 300+ Euros and you say the others are expensiveSmile
    Think Christmas is a long way offGrin
    Wife = Flowers = happy wife = new ball headSmile

    discreetphoton
    discreetphoton Site Moderator 93453 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
    1 Jun 2011 - 9:10 AM

    There is a much cheaper way. Giottos do a range of arca compatible adaptors and heads. The adaptor is about 40. Even of you buy a new head to put it on, you're looking at about 120 all in.

    BillyGoatGruff
    BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
    1 Jun 2011 - 9:20 AM


    Quote: Wife = Flowers = happy wife = new ball headSmile

    If only.........Wink
    I'm lucky if I'm allowed to buy a new CF card! Smile

    SlowSong
    SlowSong e2 Member 64445 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
    1 Jun 2011 - 11:22 AM


    Quote: Quote:Wife = Flowers = happy wife = new ball head

    Your wife's set her sights to low IMHO. Grin

    russellsnr
    3 Jun 2011 - 4:44 PM

    Hi, Please could someone give an opinion as to this item 270756123054 on Ebay
    I think it will do the job but not 100% sure.
    Thanks
    Russ

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