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    Did I buy the right head?

    My main rig is a Mamiya RZ67 Pro ii - and I'd like to be able to add bigger lenses with this setup.. I just purchased a MHXPRO-3W - found here. Today, I ordered the Manfrotto 055XPROB legs, this seems to be an ideal setup, but I wonder: Is this head too small for the large surface area of the RZ67 body bottom? I am concerned it is a lot of weight in one concentrated area. Should I have been looking for something with more surface support?

    I also use a Mamiya 645AF - but I imagine that is not an issue if the RZ isn't. I've been using a vintage Slik model for a while now, but it has felt small as well.

    As always, I appreciate the thoughts.

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    I think it will be O.K., especially since your camera has a revolving back and you won't need to flip the head over.
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    Looks like a good combo to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old-N-Feeble View Post
    Looks like a good combo to me.
    Does that combo include the beastly RZ67? Or do you just mean the legs and head?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LMNOP View Post
    Does that combo include the beastly RZ67? Or do you just mean the legs and head?
    Both/either...

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    It will be fine. One piece of advice. When you mount the camera with the plate, twist the camera on the tripod to make sure the plate is fully seated on the head. I found out what quick release means when my camera fell off the tripod assuming that I mounted it correctly. I still laugh at myself for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    It will be fine. One piece of advice. When you mount the camera with the plate, twist the camera on the tripod to make sure the plate is fully seated on the head. I found out what quick release means when my camera fell off the tripod assuming that I mounted it correctly. I still laugh at myself for that.
    Thanks!

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    Looks great to me!

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    I use the same RC2 system and I find it fine for the RZ. And as mentioned, Yes, make sure you secure the RC on the body and then the RC on the head. Before you left go of the camera, give it a little tug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mweintraub View Post
    I use the same RC2 system and I find it fine for the RZ. And as mentioned, Yes, make sure you secure the RC on the body and then the RC on the head. Before you left go of the camera, give it a little tug.
    Nice! I will do that. I also got Nikon's 12" screw-in cable release, should work with the RZ.

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