Given all cost around 350US$... which one would you recommend?
i used to have a Wimberley plate and cramp on a Gtzo ballhead, then sold the Gitzo bought a 50$ small Giottos ballhead.I use the Arca Swiss B1, and it has been a joy (on the rare occassions I use it). The Z1SP seems to be a newer better model. No idea on the RSS or Markin.
On the Hassy, which I know you own too, I have to use both the Hassy tripod quick coupling plate + Wimberley P-5 plate (Arca Swiss compatible) to be able to use on the Arca Swiss.
i used to have a Wimberley plate and cramp on a Gtzo ballhead, then sold the Gitzo bought a 50$ small Giottos ballhead.
Gitzo ballhead was as lousy as this Giottos, but Giottos is light and cheap.. so cannot complain too much, lightness is always good for traveling. I use that 200+$ wimberly plate and cramp on the cheap Giotto.. what a joke?! It was was damaged during my recent backpacking trip. Hassy on a small and cheap ballhead can be very frustrating esp with close focus... so.. decided, and lesson learnt, better invest in a good ballhead.
Aahhh.. have place my order for the z1 327usd from b&h.. thanks to all.Really Right Stuff should be the right one, really. Good stuff.
I'm really happy with my old AS B1 but I've heard quality complaints about the newer B1. Not sure about the Z1 but it sure looks good. Do consider KR too.
You will definitely not regret. Am using the Arca Swiss Z1 with Quick Release. I mate it with the Kirk tripod base (less the center column and damps vibration) and the Gitzo GT2530 with RRS L plate bracket and lens plates. Tripod to head ratio is almost perfect. I would say that I have seen nothing better in this range. May add some spikes to convert it to a Super Gitzo.Aahhh.. have place my order for the z1 327usd from b&h.. thanks to all.
CP said they going to bring it in selling at 800+$ this May.. this shld be z1 dp, i guess, else it would be too ex$ for sp. u dun really like that atitude of those CP sales ppl, as much as i can afford, i go buy online or ebay.Hi, I'm considering the Arca Swiss Z1 too. Is it not available locally in Singapore and therefore you have to order from B&H?