Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Recommendations for a very specific tripod head

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Pandan Gardens
    Posts
    404

    Default Recommendations for a very specific tripod head

    I'm currently using a Silk 400DX and it has a pan-and-tilt head.

    I require a tripod head which allows me to turn the camera at specific angles.

    Preferably one which is able to turn one degree at a time, with one click for each degree or something similar. The angle of the tripod only is required for horizontal panning.

    With my current tripod, I am unable to get the perfect angle which I am looking for.

    Hope someone out there can help me!

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    210

    Default Re: Recommendations for a very specific tripod head

    I think you can try getting a gear head? Manfrotto 410 i think.
    RekindleMe

  3. #3
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default Re: Recommendations for a very specific tripod head

    Quote Originally Posted by iRaphael View Post
    I'm currently using a Silk 400DX and it has a pan-and-tilt head.

    I require a tripod head which allows me to turn the camera at specific angles.

    Preferably one which is able to turn one degree at a time, with one click for each degree or something similar. The angle of the tripod only is required for horizontal panning.

    With my current tripod, I am unable to get the perfect angle which I am looking for.

    Hope someone out there can help me!
    300N (3414) Panoramic Head - Supports 31 lb (14kg)

    the smallest click is 5 degree.
    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Pandan Gardens
    Posts
    404

    Default Re: Recommendations for a very specific tripod head

    interesting. thanks people.
    "Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing." - Vince Lombardi

  5. #5
    Senior Member Kit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Upper Bukit Timah
    Posts
    11,650

    Default Re: Recommendations for a very specific tripod head

    How much are you willing to spend? And what kind of load are you requiring the head to carry?

    From the looks of it, you need geared heads but Manfrotto ones are some of the most inefficient geared heads around. Big, bulky, heavy and carry limited load. If I remembered correctly, the 410 is rated at 7 to 10 kg but weights quite a bit.

    If you have a bigger budget and in no way am I encouraging you to get them because they are really expensive, take a look at the Photoclam Multiflex or the Arca Swiss C1. The Multifles, which I am using, costs around $1700 and the C1 will set you back about $3000 but they are worth their weight in gold if you need precise, no-compromise movement and they are more compact to carry around compared to the Manfrottos.

    Mind you, whichever you choose, be prepared to get a better tripod to match with the geared heads because they are heavier than your normal pan tilt heads.
    Last edited by Kit; 26th December 2010 at 07:18 PM.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Kit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Upper Bukit Timah
    Posts
    11,650

    Default Re: Recommendations for a very specific tripod head

    I did a quick write-up on the Multifles some time ago...

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...ex+geared+head

    The C1 has an identical design.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Pandan Gardens
    Posts
    404

    Default Re: Recommendations for a very specific tripod head

    never really expected one like that to cost so much, but nonetheless it fits the needs!

    thanks!
    "Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing." - Vince Lombardi

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •