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Lars Johnsson wrote:
I have the Z1 with the original screw clamp. And it's great. Nothing wrong with that one. As good as my RRS, Markins or Kirk clamps
I'm sure this is true.
Do you mean just the flip lock clamps or the thumb screw ones too? Which clamp do you recommend?
I mean all the "double decker" clamps they now sell with the Z1. If you look at the clamps they have two sets of jaws, an upper and a lower. The upper is the regular good old Arca-Swiss clamp that we all use, the lower is their new Slidefix clamp with different dimensions. The problem for "regular" clamp users with this double decker design is that the stop screws on a camera plate have nothing to catch on because the jaws are raised way above the surface of the clamp.
I would recommend that you get a 3rd party clamp and buy the very basic Z1 SP with the circular base. That model comes with a choice: you can have the main knob on the left side or the right side. Most choose the left because they hold the camera with their right hand. For clamps I suggest the RRS lever clamp or the Wimberley screw knob clamp.