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Old September 27th 03, 02:44 PM
Steve King
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I'm looking for a simple monopod (or tripod) head with a quick camera
release. The only real action I'd like the head to perfom is a quick flip
to vertical from the normal horizontal position. Any recommendations?

Thanks!

Steve . . .
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Old September 27th 03, 04:17 PM
Craig Schroeder
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Not a quick release but because of the nature of a monopod and easy
handling, I get along great with a Bogen 3025 head for this duty.
Compared to a tripod and head, it seems quite fast to hold everything
in relative alignment and quickly screw the camera to the head. The
head has simple wing screws that are fast for flipping, too. For
monopod duty, this lightweight head seems robust enough for use even
my P67 (up to 200mm) when using faster films for action work.

Not exactly what you were asking for but it makes for a very low cost
and versatile solution. I use quick release heads on a couple of my
tripods and I really appreciate the ease of use in that application
but don't really miss it on the monopod with my equipment and uses.

On Sat, 27 Sep 2003 06:44:54 -0700, Steve King
wrote:

I'm looking for a simple monopod (or tripod) head with a quick camera
release. The only real action I'd like the head to perfom is a quick flip
to vertical from the normal horizontal position. Any recommendations?

Thanks!

Steve . . .


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Old September 29th 03, 06:57 AM
zeitgeist
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get one of those bracket plates that are L shaped with a clip part on the
bottom and side of the camera, so you can release and change from vert to
horz, this will let you skip the weight of a head on top of your pod.

I'm looking for a simple monopod (or tripod) head with a quick camera
release. The only real action I'd like the head to perfom is a quick flip
to vertical from the normal horizontal position. Any recommendations?

Thanks!

Steve . . .



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Old September 30th 03, 12:38 AM
Dean Van Praotl
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Default Monopod (tripod) head

Steve King apparently said:

I'm looking for a simple monopod (or tripod) head with a quick camera
release. The only real action I'd like the head to perfom is a quick flip
to vertical from the normal horizontal position. Any recommendations?


My solution to this problem was to add a smallish ballhead
onto my monopod, plus a QR adaptor that uses the same
QR plates as my Bogen 3030 tripod head (rectangular.)

Crummy picture of the result at:
http://www.photo.net/photodb/image-d...789134&size=lg

 




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