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Has anyone used a Bogan 410 geared head on a Gitzo 1348 tripod? A certain amount of praise has been given to the 410 head so I tried one in a shop on my Gitzo b ut I couldn't tilt up more than about 7 degrees with being stopped by the wide G itzo base. Even off the tripod the 410 will hit its own littler base before reac hing its 30 degree max. If I put the camera on backwards, this can be over come (till I want to tilt down.) But that would be awkward anyway.
Did I miss something? Is there a way to use these together?
People have had similar problems trying to go vertical with the Pentax67 on the columnless Gitzo. The have a spacer machined to go between the flat plate and the head.
I don't own the Bogen 410, but I've unscrewed the base plate on my Gitzo, because it was bothering me while turning the knobs of the head.. My tripod has a rapid column however and the circular plate I took away was atop of the rapid column.. I've never felt it necessary to replace that plate on the tripod..
"I've unscrewed the base plate on my Gitzo"
You took off just the black rubber-like piece or the whole top?
What's left to which to attach the head?
I may experiment with your idea. Thanks
Yes, you have to just put the camera on in the opposite direction. Then you can tilt much more.
I've used the 410 adn Gitzo combo on both the P67 and Toyo AII, just put the camera on backwards. It is a great head and really worth the reversal of the mount.
Robert A. Zeichner
I just made an adapter out of aluminum to enable my Majestic 1600 to fit on my Linhof twinleg. I previously made an adapter to replace the head on the Linhof. What I now have is a 2-1/2" diameter disc with a 3/8"-16 threaded stud (just like a Bogen). I machined a 1-1/2" diameter cylinder with a 2" flange (looks like a top hat) and drilled and tapped a 3/8-16 hole in the base. I screw it onto the Linhof and slide the Majestic on and tighten the handwheel. Works great! Do I call this thing a Linjestic or a Malinhof? Whichever, this system allows me to use any head I have on any tripod I have. Handy! If you are interested, a friend of mine has an older Majestic head and leg set that he would be willing to part with for a reasonable price. Let me know and I'll put you in touch with him.
Robert A. Zeichner
Well, I've done it! I just posted a response to the wrong thread! Damn, it's been a long week.
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