Ball head with macro rail?

Started Feb 22, 2009 | Discussions thread
OP babart Senior Member • Posts: 2,091
Re: Ball head with macro rail?

snostorm wrote:

Hi Bruce,

This might be something to look at . . .

Manfrotto Micrometric Positioning Sliding plate

Another alternative, the Velbon Magnesium Macro Slider. Also not that
expensive, but a bit bulkier though pretty lightweight.

Thanks Scott. I noticed the size/weight of the Velban macro rail, and that's why I posted this thread, looking for something smaller and lighter. I'll check out the Manfrotto plate. Another respondent above also recommended a Manfrotto sliding quick release plate/mount of 80mm that's even less expensive. But that model doesn't have the micrometer adjustment, which one reviewer at B&H found unusable at high magnifications. I'll check into this a bit and report back on selection. If Rupert gets reinstated, that is.

Thanks much,


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