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p.1 #1 · Help me decide which AS clamp to buy.


I bought a Velbon super mag macro slider (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/193311-REG/Velbon_SUPER_MAG_SLIDER_Super_Mag_Slider.html) and I wanted to buy a AS style clamp and plate for it.

I have Induro ball heads and plates for all my gear, and do not mind going that route again. The only thing stopping me is I would love to have a clamp that can rotate to take collared lenses as well. Does anyone know of such a clamp within $100 that is compatible with Induro Arca Swiss plates?

Thanks a bunch,
Varun



Aug 27, 2012 at 07:12 PM
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p.1 #2 · Help me decide which AS clamp to buy.


http://www.amazon.com/SUNWAYFOTO-Panning-Tripod-Compatible-DDH-02/dp/B008EZ4O28


Aug 27, 2012 at 09:56 PM
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p.1 #3 · Help me decide which AS clamp to buy.


Awesome, thanks!


Aug 28, 2012 at 12:08 AM
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p.1 #4 · Help me decide which AS clamp to buy.


BTW - I have used and reviewed this clamp. Net: It rocks!

http://enthusiastphotographer.com/2012/07/22/sunwayfoto-ddh-02-and-dt-01-review/



Aug 28, 2012 at 01:20 AM
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p.1 #5 · Help me decide which AS clamp to buy.


Just bought it for $80 + TX state tax for a total of $86.40 with free expedited shipping

Thanks!



Aug 28, 2012 at 02:03 AM
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p.1 #6 · Help me decide which AS clamp to buy.


all my clamps can take collared lenses like my 70-200 and 300 as long as you have the appropriate plates. you don't need anything special other then a basic clamp to do so. the one shown is primarily for use with panorama situations.


Aug 28, 2012 at 01:19 PM
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p.1 #7 · Help me decide which AS clamp to buy.


Can you explain that point please? My regular clamp, when tightened onto a screw thread, is fixed in one orientation. I can, theoretically, rotate my lens plate by 90 degrees but I would rather not do that and lose out on the ability to shift lenses a bit (in a general case, not my particular macro rail case). Hence the reason I was looking for a rotating clamp.

I would love to know what you do to overcome this with a regular clamp.



Aug 28, 2012 at 01:52 PM
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p.1 #8 · Help me decide which AS clamp to buy.


what type of head are you using so i can reference?
a ballhead or pan and tilt type?

my travel gig . essentially the same as my larger tripods scaled down for compactness.

my ballhead base rotates 360 on my tripod horizontally and locks at any point

the ball in the ballhead has the same 360 rotational capability along with 180 arc hemisphereical movement and locks at any point.

the lens mount being attached to the lens is a vertical ring based attachment. loosen the the lock on it and the lens will rotate in the mount 360 allowing both landscape and portrait and lots more. this capability can be enhanced by the type of tripod itself too

i also use what is referred to as an L bracket on my camera body when using lenses that do not have a built in mount. this allows shifting from either LS to P modes with minimal to no reframing needed.


Edited on Aug 28, 2012 at 02:53 PM · View previous versions



Aug 28, 2012 at 02:15 PM
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p.1 #9 · Help me decide which AS clamp to buy.


No head, just using the clamp itself. I got a regular clamp on a ballhead that needs no special panning action as the head does it better.

I am talking directly onto a screw mount such as on a monopod or a macro rail.



Aug 28, 2012 at 02:18 PM
 

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p.1 #10 · Help me decide which AS clamp to buy.


in doing macro i use a medium ballhead for the flexibility with the rail along with a Gitzo 2540 explorer tripod which allows an almost infinite setup capability. my rail setup is based on the AS clamp system so it clamps on to the ballhead instead of screwing. it allows for somewhat flexiblity or the racking.

on a monopod the rotating capability of the clamp is irrelevent for obvious reasons

Edited on Aug 28, 2012 at 02:59 PM · View previous versions



Aug 28, 2012 at 02:56 PM
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p.1 #11 · Help me decide which AS clamp to buy.


Ya, I considered directly mounting the camera to the rail. I was not sure how much I would like that, and went with a QR system. I guess I will find out if it was worth the money.


Aug 28, 2012 at 02:58 PM
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p.1 #12 · Help me decide which AS clamp to buy.


my rail setup is a fulltime modular full capability racking setup
http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=B150-B-Pkg&type=3&eq=&desc=B150-B-Pkg%3a-For-collared-macro-lenses&key=it



Aug 28, 2012 at 03:06 PM
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p.1 #13 · Help me decide which AS clamp to buy.


Somehow I know you had a RRS/Novoflex/Hejnar full setup

I am just starting into macro and $475 was not something I was willing to spend at the moment. My total costs for the rail + clamp + qr plate was ~$200.



Aug 28, 2012 at 03:08 PM
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p.1 #14 · Help me decide which AS clamp to buy.


actually its pretty much RRS all the way. it just that any of these components can be used more then one way

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Aug 28, 2012 at 03:47 PM
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p.1 #15 · Help me decide which AS clamp to buy.


I meant one of those high end'ers.


Aug 28, 2012 at 03:47 PM
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p.1 #16 · Help me decide which AS clamp to buy.


vsg28 wrote:
I meant one of those high end'ers.


its whatever works the best overall.
a system built around one idea that works for more then one.



Aug 28, 2012 at 03:49 PM
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p.1 #17 · Help me decide which AS clamp to buy.


Received the clamp and slider yesterday, they work great


Sep 01, 2012 at 02:41 PM





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