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Old 07-15-2016   #11
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Some of the quality L brackets are rather expensive. I better buy a new tripod head which tilts sideways... This way I have less equipment to carry.
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Some of the quality L brackets are rather expensive. I better buy a new tripod head which tilts sideways... This way I have less equipment to carry.
The l-brackets are a bit pricey, but the setup is oh-so-nice. Switching from portrait to landscape is an unclip/reclip and the lens position barely changes. Once the bracket is on your camera there's no need to remove it. It also makes a nice bumper around much of the camera body. I've bought most of my L-Brackets used on eBay. RRS and Kirk are both reputable names for brackets.

Any decent ball head should flop over sideways to let you shoot portrait if you don't want to go the L-Bracket route. Get a ball head with an Arca-style clamp and you can always add an L-Bracket later.
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With a vertaflip you don't have to clip unclip. Just rotate.
Also de lens will be focussed on the same point in both vertical and horizontal status. If you use a ball head this position will change.
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Brackets are for serious support. You might get by with
VertiFlip for some uses, but it's not intended for slow
exposure and/or large lens support. It is really designed
for use with flash brackets, to keep the light position
fixed, while switching between portrait and landscape.

IOW, VertiFlip is marginal, cuz it's not an accessory for
tripod work but it's actually an accessory for handheld
work [with flash]. Basically it's a convenience for flash
use during events coverage.
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The vertaflip Stroboframe Vertaflip PHD On-Tripod Camera Rotator 300-115 B&H is a camera rotator. Not meant for positioning flash. It can handle a 50D with a 70-200 f/2.8 lens.
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I guess I will buy the Manfrotto 405 head. It look pretty sturdy to support my camera. Any experience wit this head? Any alternatives?
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The vertaflip Stroboframe Vertaflip PHD On-Tripod Camera Rotator 300-115 B&H is a camera rotator. Not meant for positioning flash. It can handle a 50D with a 70-200 f/2.8 lens.
Hmmmmm. This look promising. Is it wobbly?
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During the change of positionering it is abit wobbly. Not in the final verticale/horizontal State.
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I see! Thanks!
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I use L brackets for versatility. My tripods and mooned are all equipped with arca-swiss QR brackets. I can go from vertical to horizontal on any of them with no muss or fuss. In the long run I don't think the cost is all that bad considering their usefulness.


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