Supporting our beloved Mamiyas

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Holly, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Holly

    Holly Member

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    Hi Guys

    What's the best tripod and tripod head to use with an RZ?
    In your opinions.
    I feel my current tripod head isn't supporting me enough!
    This makes me sad.
     
  2. EdColorado

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    I cant say its the best Holly but I'm using a Bogen 3021 with a 3047 head. I'm sure the legs are plenty strong enough but I need to use the rig with my 360mm lens some more to decide on the head. So far though I think its ok.
     
  3. Nick Zentena

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    I've got Giotto legs and a manfrotto head. You might want to check the threads in the LF forum. Anything that will work for a LF camera should be fine for the RZ.
     
  4. Ross Chambers

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    Hi Holly,

    I'm happy with a Manfrotto (Bogen to the American bogans) 190D with a Manfrotto 410 geared head. This works for my Wista field 4x5 as well. The geared head is not so pricy and is a joy to use.

    Should you find yourself shooting straight downwards the Manfrotto horizontal bar (adding a counterweight), or macro, Manfrotto has horizontal bars or incremental geared sliders that fit into this system too.

    Mine came from Vanbar in Sydney.

    It seems that one item that digital won't supercede is a good tripod.

    Regards - Ross
     
  5. photogolf

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    Manfrotto 055B works well with my RB67.
     
  6. Pumal

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    I use a Manfrotto 3021PRO with a 3030 Head
     
  7. PVia

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    Even my 3001 Bogen with 3029 head works great...! I added a quick release setup so it's always ready to go...very sturdy!
     
  8. archphoto

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    Manfrotto 055XDB with Manfrotto 410 geared head.
    For anything from heavy D upto Shen Hao 4x5.
    Great combination !

    Peter