« on: May 07, 2013, 09:22:24 PM »
I guess could have explained a bit, but I figured i wouldn't bore everyone. but, since you asked for it...
when on a shooting job I usually wear a holdfast gear "moneymaker". it's a double camera strap over the shoulder thing that connects to the camera via the tripod mount. I love it, but i also use a tripod. If i put arca plates on my cameras and then attach that kirk 1inch arca clamp to my "moneymaker", I should then be able to detach my cameras from my person and slap them on an acra ready tripod. Hopefully this should be able to be done rather quickly. As a bonus i can finally put some locktite on it all. Currently I have to unscrew a little bolt from my camera/long lens to mount it on a tripod, and loctite would make that more difficult. Although the screw that attaches to my cameras has never loosened, it just bothers me.
So i ended up going with some Really Right Stuff plates for my 5d, 5dmk3, and 300mm. Of course this all hinged on me having an Acra ready head, so I ordered an Induro BHL1 ballhead. The Really right stuff heads look great but they are a bit pricey. But, we'll see. I might go that route if the Induro fails to impress. I also ordered two of those 1inch Kirk plates. So I didn't really put too much of a ding on the card, it's just i really wasn't planning any of this, so it just feels silly to spend $300 bucks on this stuff. It's not like when you buy a lens that you've been researching for ages or something, but this should really make what i need to do easier.
Now if you guys are going to tell me "that head sucks, you should have looked at xyz", that's good to hear too. Adorama has a fantastic return policy.