Calling all Rolleiflex users with Rolleifixes - advice

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by dpt2014, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. dpt2014

    dpt2014 Member

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    I'm in the market for a lightweight and compact monopod for use with my 2.8E and Rolleifix. I currently have a Benro 2680t carbon fiber travel tripod with a Markins Q3T head with an RRS lever clamp (with various RRS QR plates).

    But now I need advice on a lightweight and compact monopod, but more importantly, a head/clamp (the clamp should be Arca-swiss compatible). FWIW, I am 5'6" if that makes any difference.

    Edit: on second thought, is a ballhead really even necessary? Maybe just a tilt-head? What do you guys use on your monopods, if any head at all?

    TIA!
     
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    So far I've got the Oben CTM-2500 (5 section) and CTM-2400 (4 section) pods in mind. I prefer that the folded length in the 16"-18" range. Also SIRUI P-326 may fit the bill.
     
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    Why does it need to be Arca compatible if you use the Rolleifix which is it self a quick release system?
    I just screw it directly on. But there is a Manfrotto tilt head that might work for you.
     
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    Look up KEH.

    Jeff
     
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    I've used a simple tilt head on a monopod. You might get away without even that, given that you won't have to go from horizontal to vertical format with the square format. You can tilt the monopod.
     
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    I never used a head. I use an old Gitzo monopod (can't recall the designation) and put the Rolleifix right on it. No need for a head.
     
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    I'd be inclined to a simple tilt head to which you can screw the Rolleifix, because using a monopod with no means of angle control means you have to apply more downward pressure on the pod to keep it steady instead of letting gravity do the work for you.
     
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    I wish to connect an Arca-Swiss plate to the Rolleifix since all of my tripods currently have Arca-Swiss clamps. This just makes sense to me as I will be using the Rollei on my tripods, as well. It would also be nice to use my RB67, which already has an RRS Arca-Swiss plate, with the monopod I plan to buy. Not sure how often I will do that, but it's nice to have that option.

    I am leaning toward this Manfrotto head: http://www.amazon.com/Manfrotto-234...TF8&colid=26VKJ8ILLWHHR&coliid=I2J526PMIWMJRQ
     
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