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Old October 21st, 2013, 07:58 AM   #1
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What head are you using on your slider?

I bought one of the new Kamerar Big Sliders a couple weeks ago and it is fantastic. I've been using a Benro S4 fluid head on it which has worked pretty good until I decided I wanted to try a diagonal slide. There is no way to level the camera with a typical video fluid head so now I'm thinking about switching to a ball head on the slider. After doing a lot of searching, it appears that Manfrotto are the only ones who make ballheads with the correct clamp to accept the 501 plates I use on my video-dedicated cameras. I'm now contemplating adapting a Manfrotto 577 clamp to one of the many ball heads I already own. So anyway, I'm curious what everybody else is using on their sliders.

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Old October 21st, 2013, 12:27 PM   #2
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Re: What head are you using on your slider?

Depends what I wanna do. I've used ballheads for diagonal slides/timelapses, and fluid heads when does level slide type stuff. I use a 701hdv or 501hdv depending on the shoot for fluids, and usually an induro for ball head. If you're super worried about having the same plate type, you could just stick a manfrotto quick release on top of any old ball head.
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Old October 21st, 2013, 09:44 PM   #3
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Can you explain what you mean by a diagonal slide? I use a manfrotto 701.
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Old October 21st, 2013, 10:32 PM   #4
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Re: What head are you using on your slider?

Like this. Can't do this with a pan and tilt fluid head. I attached an arca plate to the bottom of a Manfrotto 577 plate clamp to try this out. I like it so will probably remove the arca clamp and attach the 577 clamp directly to the ballhead. I prefer to keep arca plates on my still cameras and 501 plates on the dedicated video cameras.

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