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| p.5 #2 · AS Z1, Markins M20, or RRS BH55 |
I did replace the clamp on my z-1 with a rrs screw clamp. Each of the plate manufacturers (wimberly, kirk, rrs, etc.....) seems to have a slightly different width. As a result some clamps will not close tight enough to grab another manufacturer's plate. The screw clamp helps overcome some of the problems of variation in plate width. I've even had to replace screw clamps however that would not close down enough. Others I'm sure can talk more to the point but if I were to use a lever clamp, I'd buy plates from only that manufacturer unless I...Show more →
Since last year RRS have offered 60mm lever clamps that auto-adjust to different width plates. I use one on an Acratech ballhead and the clamp works well with the six plates I use from different manufacturers.
Be sure you can handle the weight of the BH-55!
The BH-55 has needed to go to the fat farm for a long, long time. Users love it, but it seems to belong on a big tripod.