is a tripod head possibly more important than your tripod?
as your car rides on your tires, your camera rides on your tripod
I prefer a monoball head, such as that by Arca-Swiss or
the alternative by Kirk. But for a 4x5, especially for a
$20,000+ digital camera, it is more secure to have a geared head
with brakes (and security lock). You need to be sure that your
tripod head does not (can not) tilt over unexpectedly.
tried out a variety of tripod heads. I liked my Gitzo
BigBall head, but it disappeared during several years storage
in a remote area of Campeche, Mexico. The Manfrotto head
was probably too large and heavy for anyone to steal, so I was able
to salvage this several years later.
tripod head has seemingly had a rough life. Calculate what the
poor photographer who used it had to live through). The white encrustation
is limestone from dripping water in this Karst area of Mexico. However
the head still works and we are using it in Guatemala.
can obtain this tripod head almost anywhere since Manfrotto
products are distributed by Bogen Imaging Inc.
kind of color printer produces the
best color from scanned images?
of links to information on desktop
publishing hardware/software, www.laser-printer-reviews.org
Additional information on Gitzo tripods, Manfrotto tripod heads,
Elinchrome strobes, Metz flash equipment, and Bogen light stands
is readily available from the distributor (Bogen Photo) at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Phone: 201-818-9500,
565 East Crescent Avenue, P.O. Box 506, Ramsey, NJ 07446-0506