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08-13-2010, 07:41 AM   #1
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Tilt only head for monopod.

Is there such a thing as a tilt head?
Not a pan & tilt head. Not a pan head. Not a ball and socket head.
A tilt ONLY head?
Something that is relatively small for use on my monopod.

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08-13-2010, 07:56 AM   #2
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Mickey, you are in luck. B&H sells an inexpensive Manfrotto #234 monopod tilt-only head. Enjoy!
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QuoteOriginally posted by imtheguy Quote
Mickey, you are in luck. B&H sells an inexpensive Manfrotto #234 monopod tilt-only head. Enjoy!
Beat me to the punch. works like a charm, I have an inexpensive quick release clamp attached to it to use all my cameras with their quick release plates attached.
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Tilt only head

Thank you both.

I am going to their site right now.

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08-13-2010, 03:14 PM   #5
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I think that is the one I use as well. Got a couple QR plates for the bigger lenses and just leave them attached.
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Saw the first postand immediately thought of the Velbon UP-4DX II - it has the tilt only and 3 step legs all as a piece. And a QR plate. Probably originally made for Video.
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Monopod Tilt Head

I went to The B &H site and then to that of Vistex, a large Toronto camera store.

Vistex's price was $9 higher than B&H but with shipping and exchange and taxes Vistex won out.

It is exactly what I wanted. It is very solid and well made and finished, simple and easy to use. With the addition of a quick release that I already had it is ideal.

It is mounted on my monopod with its knob on the left so that I have access to my camera controls with my right hand and the tilt head with my left.

Thanks.

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Just to add, Manfrotto also has the 234RC which is basically the 234 with a quick release built in. Works pretty well unless you'd rather have an Arca swiss type quick release.
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If you want Arca-style, Kirk has a variant of the 234 with a custom clamp machined to fit the 234 without the 234's rubber padding. Should be more stable than the 234+generic clamp approach. (Kirk's clamps have "ribs" on the bottom that dig into the rubber in some places but don't get much support elsewhere. Combining a standard 234 with a Kirk clamp definately results in a "wobbly" interface.)

I've seen that some of the cheapo eBay Arca-style clamps seem to have flat bottoms, these may work far better with a standard 234.
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I would also skip the proprietary plate system, there are so many companies that use arca-style clamps, including generic clamps on ebay under $30 I use This One (link!) in conjunction with the Manfrotto 234 on my monopod.
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Hi y'all, have any ideal how heavy of a rig could be mounted, would like to go this direction. have tammy 360B & K20D, little concerned about weight.
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Hi y'all, have any ideal how heavy of a rig could be mounted, would like to go this direction. have tammy 360B & K20D, little concerned about weight.
Hello,
The 234 is only rated for something like 7 lbs as I recall but both DadiPentak (Dave) and I have used our A*400 plus k20d on it, Dave routinely has. That lens alone is over 13 lbs. Am I comfortable with it?? No, but the lens is 1/4" mount so that narrows the choices.
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I've been using the 234 now for a good number of years without drama, can recommend.
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Ive heard they're good deal, not totin the load Lee is with 400 (WISH I WAS)
like Micks line of thought... really no need for pan with monopod
time to run up to shop and have a look. thanks guys
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