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    Morning Ben, i do very little people shots not that i am not up for it though. I like the walk in the country look for the spot and sit it out. I do have a giotto on my legs all ready.
    It is a tough call as to which one i will be using. I do expect the gear would be best suited to the country walks. I have never really been asked to do a sitting (model work) i would like to give it a go. I do like to look through the fashion mags and wonder what i could do, or do different.
    Not into this nude thing, can't get my head around it. Nice frock, suit, style lights camera action, (that's how it go's) never did get my chance. Any way that is getting of the topic, but you never know what is around the corner. If i had the offer and a chance i would leap at it.

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    Morning Graham, I'm not into nudes either, I have done it in the distant past but found it too difficult to come up with results that didn't look like pornography, I'm not much good at landscape photography either, I find what I enjoy most, and am the best at is photographing people.
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    Hello Ben i have never done nude. I have looked at some, they all look the same. May be i can not see what others see. I have done people and all ways got a good report back from them. But it al ways leads to, will you do the kids next, and they can be hell. All right at the baby age, but once they got that, i will do what i want to. Game other.

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    The only nudes I have done is when I accidentally got my feet into a frame once. I've been looking at ball heads recently and pretty extensively and have to say that I can't find a negative comment about the Manfrotto 410 head except one that said it could back travel if the load is too much and that can be overcome with tightening the locks. Also the same reviewer said the lock button for the removable camera mount can break off if it is knocked over on it. These are minor and not to be unexpected problems that aren't a problem if the unit is used correctly.

    Bottom line is I'm going to order one myself. Jan was the first to mention them to me as he uses one with a Chamonix 8x10 with good success.
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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    I've heard lots of good comments about the Arca Swiss C1 Cube geared head, but at $2400 USD, it's a bit of stretch for the 2009 (and 2010) budget.

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    My 410 didn't like my Sinar F on windy days, haven't tried it with the Zone VI field yet.

    The 410 really likes the Hasselblad...probably the size camera it was really designed for.

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    I use a Novoflex Magicball for just about everything and love it. It is fast, precise, has friction control and is rock solid. Not cheap but well worth it. I bet it would be great for birding!
    good luck!
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    The Magicball looks fantastic and it supports 22 lbs but at 2 1/2 time the price of the 410 I'll have to go with the 410. It should work fine with the 4x5 field, the RB and 23c. They are $209 at B&H with free shipping.
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
    The Magicball looks fantastic and it supports 22 lbs but at 2 1/2 time the price of the 410 I'll have to go with the 410. It should work fine with the 4x5 field, the RB and 23c. They are $209 at B&H with free shipping.

    I don't think my good lady's bird scope is any where near 22lbs.

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    Graham I just now ordered the Manfrotto 410 geared head from B&H photo in NY, you can probably get one there in the UK. They support 11 lbs. I have three ball heads, none geared, one Linhof, a Leica and a no name piece of junk. I don't like any of them. I usually use a Bogen 3047 but the 410 geared head looks like a winner for travel use. Good luck with your choice, there are a ton of heads out there at all sorts of prices so it's not that easy.
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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