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2005-02-18
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maybe you can help..?

Hey guys...maybe you can help me know what I am looking for.

I need some kind of adapter that will allow me to go from a basic Ambico style tripod, to an ipix rotator for coolpix 995.

I do not have any of my equipment with me, so I will rely on your knowledge. The rotator will accept a 3/8 fitting ..? Looks like the tripod has a smaller fitting...maybe a 1/4 ?

I am sure there is an adapter for this. Anyone know exactly what I need?

Also. If memory serves correctly, someone had posted once about a mechanism that would allow fingertip adjustments for perfect level..? Maybe a Manfrotto product.

Any help would be great.

Thanks, zjoker


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2005-02-19
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www.agnos.com rotator pano-heads come factory with 3/8 thread and 1/4" adaptor. These threads sizes are industry standard it always one or the other.

Leveller I recommend is http://www.manfrotto.com/product/templates/templates.php3?sectionid=8&itemid=269 Manfrotto #222

or

http://www.manfrotto.com/product/templates/templates.php3?sectionid=8&itemid=2013 Manfrotto #322RC2

Much faster.

Regards, Smooth

 


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Thanks guys for your reply, and suggestions.

Thomas: on your first reply, you said:::Converts tripod head screw from 3/8" to 1/4".....I actually need to go from the 1/4 to the 3/8......Or, if I could find a quick release plate to fit this tripod, all I would need is one with the 3/8.

I do need the 1/4 plate for digital video, but would like to use the same tripod when I go out on jobs. I have been using a bogen for years for the VR, and the other cheaper tripod for video. Cheaper tripod is just easier to use, and easier to replace.


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joker,

you might use this

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3352&item=3874989585&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

i bought one like it and it works fine.

you would stick this adaapter inside your ipox rotator - thus turning it into a 1/4 threadh rotatora.

now, the ipox will be able to scren finely into your tripod.

best ball head in my opinion is smooth's 222 or (3265 which i got)


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Thanks VT360. That does appear to be exactly what I need.

I will look into the 222 ball head, but it does bring to question. What would be the overall difference between that one and one such as this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3875455071&ssPageName=ADME:B:BN:US:1

Are we talking about the difference of working with plastic in comparison to ball bearings?...or is it just in the name? I know you guys have tinkered around with this stuff and have learned along the way. Will rely on your knowledge.

Thanks, zjoker


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i know the bogen brand is excellent in quality.

althought that head looks the same as the 222, i dont know if it will be of the same quaility.  you will probably save 20 to 30 dollars if you go with that brand. if you want to save that amount, i guess u can try it if they have a money back guarantee.


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I don't know of this brand in the ebay auction but the item does look the same physically. Manfrotto in the world leader in this type of thing and Bogen is just the name that Manfrotto is sold under in the USA (Same thing 100%)

I also own a "Chinese" made copy and to be honest it works just as well. I have no complaints with it at all. In fact it is metal where as the Manfrotto is plastic.

If you think saving the little bit of cash is worth the risk go ahead - it will probably be fine.

Regards, Smooth


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Thanks guys. I appreciate your input.

zjoker


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After looking through some of the other auctions I found the exact "Chinese" tripod I own (albeit in a different name)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=30094&item=3874978448&tc=photo

I highly recommend this model it is very solid and includes heaps of extras.

If my eyes are correct this is also the very same tripod easypano used in some of the sample shots I have seen.

Regards, Smooth


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Hi

I bought a Manfrotto 410 Geared Head. The quick release plate has both 1/4 and 3/8 mounting screws. When I don't need one it simply goes into a hole already provided on the head so you could put the adaptor thread there as well if required.

Graeme