I can't decide on a tripod :o(

Started Oct 29, 2009 | Discussions thread
WilbaW
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Re: I can't decide on a tripod :o(

Y0GI wrote:

WilbaW wrote:

Y0GI wrote:

WilbaW wrote:

Don't buy one of those boring old-fashioned heads before you try a 322RC2!

How does that 322RC2 head work? Is it like a ball head with a trigger release? Or is it a pan/tilt?

It's a ball head with a nice big handle. You mainly steer the handle rather than the camera. The handle has a built-in lever to unload the lock - squeeze-steer-release.

It has two ergonomic advantages - you can do it all one handed (with a light-weight camera and lens), and I believe you can use it faster than a conventional ball head. Not everyone will like it, so try before you buy. I was sold as soon as I touched one (but then I have a thing for efficient ergonomics, lateral solutions, elegant design, etc.).

Thanks for the info, WilbaW! I've seen that trigger-grip numerous times but I've never heard how it works.

Try one when you get a chance. It's too radical for a lot of people, it just doesn't look like a "proper" ball head should. Me, I bought an Epoca.

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