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    Default Equipment Identification help.

    Hi guys, not sure where to post this, so if its in the wrong place, mods just move it.

    I need help identifying this piece of equipment, supposedly a tripod mount or smth, i got it together when i purchased my nikkor 70-200mm.
    Like to know more abt this thing, or maybe its street value to as i dont even know how it works much less use it well.





    TIA
    deklan.
    Last edited by deklan; 1st May 2008 at 06:50 PM.

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    Default Re: Equipment Identification help.

    This is a Wimberley Lens Plate. Should be P-10 or P-20.

    Around S$100 plus brand new.

    More info
    http://www.tripodhead.com/products/lens-plates-main.cfm

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    Default Re: Equipment Identification help.

    Looks like a P-30 to me,
    this lens plates... they're not for the regular tripod mounts?
    whaaaat are these for! haha...

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    Default Re: Equipment Identification help.

    Quote Originally Posted by deklan View Post
    Looks like a P-30 to me,
    this lens plates... they're not for the regular tripod mounts?
    whaaaat are these for! haha...
    70-200mm should not use P-30, maybe the previous owner just added additional screw, btw i might be wrong too. To confirm, just measure the length.

    The lens plate is a quick release plate for arca-swiss system tripod head.

    If you not intend to use acra-swiss system tripod head, you might want to consider selling it away at buy/sell, it will still fetch a good price.

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    Default Re: Equipment Identification help.

    If the price is very good, i might buy from you too.

    If you don't need the cash, good to just keep it, you might upgrade to acra-swiss system in the future.

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    Yeah this set i have here, is a P-10, measures 8.4cm long...
    anyone can give a rough range of its prices? new or 2nd hand...

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    Default Re: Equipment Identification help.

    Quote Originally Posted by deklan View Post
    Looks like a P-30 to me,
    this lens plates... they're not for the regular tripod mounts?
    whaaaat are these for! haha...
    Its a dovetail style lens plate for the Arca Swiss style ballhead mounting, to couple the lens tripod foot to the ballhead clamp. Very secure. There are a good variety of such ballheads around.

    New is about SGD $120-$130 IIRC...places like Cathay Photo have a range of this plates.

    Its a good quality lens plate...I would keep it if I were you. Who knows you might use it one day.

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    hmmm seems like its good to keep it.
    i am getting a tripod soon... so if i keep this, i shld get a tripod head which uses the arca swiss ballhead mounting.
    is this "arca swiss style" mouting exclusive to certain brand or just another name for a different mount?

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    Default Re: Equipment Identification help.

    Acra-swiss is actually a brand, but there are other very good brand using the same system.
    You might want to consider KangRinpoche or Markin Ball head, Both are good and are using acra-swiss system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leong23 View Post
    Acra-swiss is actually a brand, but there are other very good brand using the same system.
    You might want to consider KangRinpoche or Markin Ball head, Both are good and are using acra-swiss system.
    and these heads can be used with the regular tripods like manfrotto, gitzo...etc ?

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    Default Re: Equipment Identification help.

    Quote Originally Posted by deklan View Post
    and these heads can be used with the regular tripods like manfrotto, gitzo...etc ?
    Yes.

    I'm currently using KangRinpoche Ballhead with Gitzo tripod, but you got budget, go for Markin ballhead.

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