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Old June 1st, 2004, 02:59 PM   #1
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Leveler Base Needed

Anyone have a recommendation for a leveler head/base for a Bogen 3221 'pod with a 501 head? I'm getting tired of wasting time and juggling to adjust the 'pod legs to get the cam level.

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Old June 1st, 2004, 03:21 PM   #2
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Leveler

I know what you mean. I wish I had a ball leveler.

Depending on what mm your bowl is:

Mfr Catalog # 3141BALL

B&H Catalog # BO3141BALL
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Old June 1st, 2004, 04:12 PM   #3
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I have the same tripod/head combo. I think you want the 3502 ball leveler (B&H # BO3502), which is the one I have.

Note that when you get the 501 head mounted you can't see the spirit level that comes on the leveler, which is not a problem since the 501 head has one of its own.
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Old June 1st, 2004, 09:55 PM   #4
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Re: Leveler

<<<-- Originally posted by James Emory : Depending on what mm your bowl is:

Mfr Catalog # 3141BALL

B&H Catalog # BO3141BALL -->>>

That one doesn't list the 3221 as a compatible tripod for this leveler. Do you use it with the 3221/501 combo?

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Old June 1st, 2004, 09:57 PM   #5
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<<<-- Originally posted by Mike Hanlon : I have the same tripod/head combo. I think you want the 3502 ball leveler (B&H # BO3502), which is the one I have. -->>>

I can't find that one on the B&H site. Do you have a direct link to it? Is that where you purchased yours?

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Old June 1st, 2004, 10:05 PM   #6
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Bogen / Manfrotto

Try this link:

http://manfrotto.com/product/catlist...id=1&manufid=1
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Old June 2nd, 2004, 11:34 AM   #7
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Yeah, I got that link. I was looking for the B&H link for the 3502 leveler Mike Hanlon mentioned.

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Old June 2nd, 2004, 12:57 PM   #8
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http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=203536&is=REG

Or search B&H for "bogen 3502"
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Old June 2nd, 2004, 09:15 PM   #9
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Thanks.

I was searching in Video rather than Tripods. What threw me off is that several other levelers DID come up when I searched for "leveler" in the Video sections. Wierd.

Do you use this one? Happy with it?

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Old June 2nd, 2004, 09:25 PM   #10
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Dennis,

I think you will really like the 3502 ball leveler. I have the same setup as you and don't know what I would do without it. I can get completely leveled up in most instances in less than 5 seconds.

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Old June 3rd, 2004, 01:09 PM   #11
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I agree, can't imagine not having it. If I were to pick a nit though, I'd say that I wish it felt more fluid when adjusting the ball.

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