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I've just purchased a new Manfrotto 680b monopod. The monopod its self is great, however I'm wanting a head for it that can turn to various angles, i.e. back and forth and side to side.
Is there any pod heads out there for this, if so what recommendation do you have..
Thanks in advance for any help..
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I use a Manfrotto 486RC2 head, works great for me.
234RC for small to medium size lenses 393 for long lenses
geoffash, thanks for your help, I'll look at these and check for best prices.
234RC for me as well, believe their around £22
both my mono pods have the 234RC head, works fine.
A 486RC2 for me too. No problems so far.
Be aware that the 234 isn't like a normal head.
It only operates in one plane not 2 planes like a normal ball or geared head.
I use it side to side so that the camera can be rotated down and sideways to the portrait orientation [unless it is attached to a lens collar mount when I position it to get both planes]
I use my the 322RC on mine and that's with a Sigma Bigma, no problem!
The biggest lens going on it is the my 70x300mm vr nikon telephoto.
I realy want to be able to get various angles on the camera rather than just landscape.. So I think a ball head is the one I'm after.
Thanks for the feedback and help..
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