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| p.1 #16 · L bracket for Manfrotto 410 head |
I own a 410 and use it for nature & landscape panos. I also have a Markins M10 and a Manfrotto 488 both purchased without QR's I want max flexibility with my heads and QR's.
The M10 is a very recent purchase.
My 2 QR's are the Manfrotto 625 (RC0,~$39) and the 394 (RC4,~$35) plus a few spare plates (~$17); 3249 & 3271. My elbow bracket is the Manfrotto 3288 (~$60) which has a more substantial mount than the 341, its short leg serves as a great grip when shooting handheld or on the head.
Using the L-bracket with the 410 was straight forward---I used the supplied 3/8 bolt in the 3271 plate (top part of the QR) and then screwed the 625 QR onto it as you would do with a camera body. Next, I mount my D300 onto the L bracket and seat it into the 625, in portrait or landscape mode.
I could have simply removed the 3271 plate and bolted the 625QR onto the 410, but this did not feel solidly secure and was an inconvenient workflow. The first approach lets me swap the L brkt and/or the 625 in&out and even mount another camera body using a 3271 or 3049 plate.
In an urgent situation, rapidly changing light or the sudden appearance of wildlife I can quicly mount a ballhead on top of the 410/625 setup. Use the spare 3049/48 plate screwed into the base of the ballhead and mount on the 410/625. This is much faster and safer for your eqpmnt.than removing and remounting the 2 heads, plates and camera..
The 410 is an excellent head, 7 yrs usage, no problems. Using it gives you time to think and see-it pulls one inside the image. The above Manfrotto components mentioned are solid and robust and much less expensive than the jewelry I see touted as must have by the more affluent audience. It should be remembered that many posters are hobbyists, serious and amateur looking joy and hope in their efforts. I do not want any of them to feel 'less than' because their eqpmnt is said to be 'inferior'. Their most important piece of gear is in the front of their heads and between thier ears--not the size of their wallet.
I do hope the 'techie' info helped solve your problem. Enjoy Irv Weiner