Calling All Collars: 70-200 f/4 VR

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
nkistrup Senior Member • Posts: 2,176
Re: Calling All Collars: 70-200 f/4 VR

hikerdoc wrote:

nkistrup wrote:

Island Golfer wrote:

Spend the chingwa and buy the one that is designed for it and works correctly.........

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How finicky are the tolerances on the quick release plate on the Kirk collar?  Will it work with any A-S compatible quick release ball head?

just make sure you have the screw type clamp on your ballhead as opposed to the lever release QR clamps if you are mixing brands of arca swiss plates as the screw clamps can be tightened on most of them whereas the lever release clamps may have slightly different tolerances specific to their proprietary plates and may not clamp tight to others.

You worded it the way that I should have!  Yes, that's my concern.  Want to use a lever-type quick release, and aware that they can be finicky.

Looking at the Acratech ball heads, and know that Wimberly plates will work them.  So will the Kirk collar fit in the lever-type Acratech ball head?  And from Denis mentioned, the collar could be screwed to a QR plate, then set on the ball head.

Worst case scenario, send the head back & exchange it for one that works.

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