Which is best? Kirk or Really Right Stuff? L Bracket

Started May 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
surf1
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Re: Which is best? Kirk or Really Right Stuff? L Bracket
In reply to exposure, May 19, 2012

Hi Andrew!

If weight is important to you then the Markins M3 would be the lightes choice. I have been using it up to the 70-200 for about 3 years and it has been working very well. The friction setting works very well and it's small, light, stable and beautiful. With some Velbon Camargue 630 legs it's a great, lightweight package.

I am using the Kirk L-bracket with it. If you use the older 70-200 VR version I highly recommend the Kirk replacement foot for this lens. I don't know if it's necessary for the VR II.

I heard RRS has changed the dimensions of their brackets and heads to be different from the standard defined by Arcatech and followed by other brands, obviously to make mixing of RSS products with other brands harder. This should only be an issue with quick release clamps and if you have plates from different manufacturers, but I don't like this move.

Cheers, Surf

exposure wrote:

All,

I'm thinking of getting a new ball head and L bracket. Looking at what's available I have 4 choices:

RRS
kirk
Arca Swiss
Makins

I use a manfrotto cabin tripod. What would you recommend. My biggest lens is 70-200 2.8 and I mainly shoot landscapes. I will have 2 cameras D700 and a D800.

Thanks

Andrew
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