as for carbon fibre tripods, its the added stiffness, along with its strength to weight ratio of course, of the material that gives it its advantage over aluminium or even titanium tripods... although titanium, or probably aluminium as well, would probably be able to take more abuse because they are less brittle... in a way, its 2 sides of the same coin...
thanks guys for the info.but i really find it such a hassle to remove the head and screw it on everytime i wan to use it...or even for travelling.
zac, no...it doesnt allow any screw on to secure the head.
this is one big disadvantage i just realised about my new combination.
I still buy a CR tripod, even if it's fve years...stiff & light.Use it more often to get better value for money.
Last edited by Old Boy; 17th February 2008 at 07:19 PM.
I'm not sure about you. But my carbon rods and graphite rods are still around after 10-15 years... no issues on those.
Last edited by Old Boy; 17th February 2008 at 11:22 PM.
as others have reply M10 is from Markins.
the head as tighten just by screwing on.
make sure you got enough screw lenght. usually it takes about 8 full cycle to unscrew my M10.
if you do not want to unscrew your head, i think you can leave it on.
frankly if it can damage the head i think the tripod also gone liao.
the only thing is if your setup is small enough to fix in your bag.
btw again very nice head. pm me if you got any more qn to ask regarding the mounting of the head.
metal, glasses, plastic and a eye to see
Jobu... maybe a Jobu Jr2 with the L Bracket Upgrade so the mount of the lens is at the bottom rather than at the side, which would ensure the lens centre line is directly over the centre of the tripod regardless of lens used, as well as (in my opinion anyway) making it easier to mount a lens...
thanks for all replies guys.
maybe i just dont have the strength.i'll try again tonight.
always the Light, .... always.
Happened to see this loooong thread.
Got a Manfrotto 055 and a Manfrotto ballhead [a medium size head] - I was a bit kiasu, so screwed it in tight but without using the 3 small locking screws.
Now, it is so very tight that I am unable to unscrew it ! ! I have tried bringing the set to Cathay and see if they could have a way to do it - well, they failed to do it either.
So, I got no choice, but to live with the set coupled permanently together. I guess the trick of putting a rubber-band in between is good - provided you dun leave it there too long.
I love big car, big house, big lenses, but small apertures.
RRS BH-40 might be "too much head" on the 1540. I always thought the KangRinPoche NB3-A was a great little head for travel.
The Kangrinpoche is good when it's new. Acceptable grip with not too much creep. But over time, the creep starts to get worse.
I bought a jobu once and sold it immediately (ie 2 days later) @ 40% off , it is not worth the buy at all. Unlike the wimberely you need to really use force to tighten the swinging axis and yet it moves.