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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    its swiss its good

    about 600 should buy you the B1 and Z single pan for about 500.... not bad...
    you buy for me can?

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    easily, workshops will love to charge you a hundred dollar or more for that piece.
    you can't use aluminium.
    and they are tempted to machine it from a solid piece.
    plus the finishing ?

    go ahead & try
    I can give you e contacts for e workshops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tucker View Post
    easily, workshops will love to charge you a hundred dollar or more for that piece.
    you can't use aluminium.
    and they are tempted to machine it from a solid piece.
    plus the finishing ?

    go ahead & try
    I can give you e contacts for e workshops.
    jj lah.$5 who would spend that kind of time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    you buy for me can?
    mmmh does that mean i have to start printing $$$$

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    Default Re: tripod head for shooting in portrait position

    buy a 2nd hand manfrotto 029 head

    very strong can hold 7kgs

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    buy a 2nd hand manfrotto 029 head

    very strong can hold 7kgs
    Gandalf's wise advise....

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    Here's some really badly taken pics to illustrate how a L plate is used. The advantage is that the camera is centred over the ballhead and the centre of gravity is maintained, instead of having to flip the ballhead to the side.



    This pic is taken on the predecessor of the 486RC2 as a ballhead. Whilst using an arca swiss ballhead is ideal, an easy workaround is simply to use get a cheap arca swiss clamp and use it on your manfrotto ballhead. The one used in this picture costs only S$90 - it came with clamp and plate, if its clamp alone maybe cheaper.

    Here's a badly taken pic of a clamp.




    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    ok i saw it liao.

    how do you flip it to portrait orientation?i cant picture how it works neh

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    Default Re: tripod head for shooting in portrait position

    jeanie,
    reviving an old thread.
    did you manage to sort this thing out ?


    hello all,

    i was going through all my old photos and found that i end up shooting in landscape mode all the time, for this same reason.

    i have the manfrotto 488rc2 ballhead as well as a Benro KS1 ballhead. and in both cases, shooting in portrait mode is a pain.

    can you gurus share where can i get a L bracket that i can test out with my existing setup ?

    thanks in advance.
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    hi there. I'm using the same ball head as you. Get yourself a Manfrotto L bracket (model #341). This will lock into your quick release thingy so that your camera is directly above the ball head, not hanging out in mid-air in portrait mode. I had to order mine from Cathay - took about 3 weeks. I will send you a photo of the bracket if you provide me with your e-mail address.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    i am using this one.

    http://www.manfrotto.com/Jahia/site/...lsf=80&child=2

    dun tell me i got to buy another ballhead just to accomo the L bracket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie J View Post
    hi there. I'm using the same ball head as you. Get yourself a Manfrotto L bracket (model #341). This will lock into your quick release thingy so that your camera is directly above the ball head, not hanging out in mid-air in portrait mode. I had to order mine from Cathay - took about 3 weeks. I will send you a photo of the bracket if you provide me with your e-mail address.
    thanks mate.
    i'll check with cathay as well. btw, how much did the L bracket cost you ?
    cheers
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    Oh yeah... forgot to add..
    cost me $63
    but then it was designed to work expressly with the RC2 quick release plates

    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie J View Post
    hi there. I'm using the same ball head as you. Get yourself a Manfrotto L bracket (model #341). This will lock into your quick release thingy so that your camera is directly above the ball head, not hanging out in mid-air in portrait mode. I had to order mine from Cathay - took about 3 weeks. I will send you a photo of the bracket if you provide me with your e-mail address.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie J View Post
    Oh yeah... forgot to add..
    cost me $63
    but then it was designed to work expressly with the RC2 quick release plates
    Thanks Robbie for the email and the photos.

    For the benefit of other people who are interested in getting this gadget, the friendly folks at Cathay Photo have decided to upp the price to S$102. How nice

    I am really looking a cheaper alternative or one that will work across all types of ballheads. Anyone got any other suggestions ? Please post here. Thanks.
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    The manfrotto is the cheapest already. If you want somethign even cheaper,t hen get a metal bar and bend it yourself. I did that before

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123 View Post
    The manfrotto is the cheapest already. If you want somethign even cheaper,t hen get a metal bar and bend it yourself. I did that before
    Thanks for the tip. Actually, I am considering doing that.
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