Bogen head help

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by JNB, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. JNB macrumors 604

    JNB

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    I just got a set of used Bogen 3221/Manfrotto 055B legs (that came with a 3063 head, not my first choice) for my Canon xT/350D.

    I have some questions:

    The head is actually labeled 3160, but that isn't a valid head model number, and the 3063 visually seems to be a match. Which one is this really, and what's with the numeric discrepancy?

    It's missing the quick release plate, but the one listed as a replacement (3159) is the hexagonal ,whereas this seems to take a rectangular plate. Which is the correct QR plate for this?

    Maybe most importantly, I know that this is a video head by design, and I was looking at something more suited for it. I really like the 322RC2, but how does that hold up with longer lenses? Is there another head more suitable? I'm looking for general use, most anything except sports/action. As far as the glass it has to support, the largest I have now is a 70-200 f/4L, and don't anticipate the need (or budget) for anything significantly longer/heavier--but you never know.
     

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  2. jlcharles macrumors 6502

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    I believe that Bogen has different model numbers in Europe. Or maybe I'm just tired and confused. ha
     
  3. JNB thread starter macrumors 604

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    No, you're right. I know that the Bogen (US) models are totally different than the Manfrotto (IT) numbers--for the same product, but I thought the 3000-series were strictly Bogen.
     
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  5. jlcharles macrumors 6502

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    BTW, you should be more than fine with the 322RC2. It's on my wishlist as well, to replace the 3030 that I have and hate. Keh.com used to have them $20 cheaper than B&H, around $100, but I don't see them there anymore.
     

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