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December 15
15-DEC-2010 Walter O. Koenig

December 15

Christmas came early

My new Manfrotto 468MGRC0 Hydrostatic Ballhead with RC0 Quick Release.
I was using a three-way Manfrotto 229 Super Pro Head also with RC0 Quick Release, which weighed 4 1/2 lbs., was solid as a rock, but was too heavy to carry around long.
It was killing me on the recent long beach walks to get the sunset shots.
I like the Manfrotto Hexagonal Plates and Quick Release best as they lock in place solidly, release quickly and can take a lot of weight.
The 468MGRC0 Ballhead is rated to 35.2 lbs. / 16 kg, and as Phillip Normanton astutely pointed out, it has a huge knob.

Nikon D700 ,Tamron SP AF DI 90mm f/2.8 Macro
1/4s f/11.0 at 90.0mm iso200 full exif

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norbi16-Dec-2010 23:25
A great tool for great compos. Together with Your macro-equipment the results should be excellent. Rgds Norbi
Phillip Normanton16-Dec-2010 18:54
Yay, it's arrived! The huge knob is warm to the touch too - very important feature in the winter months :o) Hope it works out for you!
Hernan E. Enriquez16-Dec-2010 16:55
pkocinski16-Dec-2010 13:32
I see more rock solid shots in your future! Congrats on another new toy :-)
Bryan Murahashi16-Dec-2010 04:46
Looks very nice!
globalgadabout16-Dec-2010 03:19
gear envy is setting in...makes my 352RC seem so antiquated...this should be a great pairing with the D700...did it come with a shoulder strap?
an nguyen16-Dec-2010 03:17
I like your gear .
Mike Stobbs16-Dec-2010 03:12
Nice new kit Walter....
Raymond16-Dec-2010 02:29
Geez ... that's bigger than my camera ! LOL
Enjoy Walter.
Jim Coffman16-Dec-2010 02:29
GREAT!! I'll bet you will enjoy it,Walter.
Frank Brault16-Dec-2010 02:07
Boy, it sure does look solid. I'm wondering how my little Sony HX5 would look on that. :)
Cindi Smith16-Dec-2010 02:05
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