RRS BH-40 compatibility to Gitzo systematic

Started Jun 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: RRS BH-40 compatibility to Gitzo systematic
In reply to Ivos1, Jun 20, 2012

I have a BH-40 that I originally had mounted on a Manfrotto aluminum tripod. I decided to upgrade to a RRS TVC-33. I wan't thinking that the platform of the TVC-33 would be larger in diameter than the BH-40. I did not like it at all. I did not want to have to pull and reposition the lever to clear the platform. I ended up getting a BH-55 that was a good fit for the TVC-33. Since I also wanted an additional lighter travel tripod, I bought a Gitzo series 1 Traveler and mounted the BH-40 on that.

Bottom line to your question is, I do not recommend using the BH-40 on a tripod with a larger diameter and having to reposition the lever to clear the platform.

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