Tripod research is testing my sanity, advice please

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Questions thread
Kuppenbender
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Re: Tripod research is testing my sanity, advice please
In reply to BackroadsTraveler, Apr 14, 2013

BackroadsTraveler wrote:

Perhaps I wasn't asking the correct question. But RSS makes the point several times on their site that much of their equipment is intended to work only with other RSS products. Maybe a marketing ploy, but it scared me away!

Probably part marketing ploy and part covering their backs in case of unhappy customers.

Here's a detailed chart of compatibility issues with Arca-Swiss style plates and clamps. As they point out, Arca-Swiss is more of a 'style' than a regulated and fixed 'standard', so there will be some compatibility issues between brands:

www.afximages.com

I think the main issue with RRS stuff is that while RRS clamps fit other makes of ballheads, RRS ballheads only accept RRS clamps.

Other than that, apart from FLM stuff, RRS plates and clamps appear to be fairly interchangeable.

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