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Old February 13th, 2012, 07:30 AM   #1
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Head for a slider which uses Libec base plate, possible?

I have a rig sat on top of a Libec RS250, i would really like to be able to slide the rig out and slide it into *something* on top of a slider i have.

But i'm struggling finding another head (perhaps a ball head or simple fluid) that is compatible with the Libec base plate. The rig i'm using has a giottos base inside there and i know that is not compatible with the libec, so i assume must manufacturers use different sized plates?

So i've got Camera->Giottos->Rod based Rig (Shoot35)->libec plate.

This slots into the tripod nice and easy, but what can i use for the slider. Am i going to be stuck with finding another libec head?

Anyone solved something like this?

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Paul
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Old February 13th, 2012, 02:44 PM   #2
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Re: Head for a slider which uses Libec base plate, possible?

You can set it up like so:

Camera
Giottos
Shoot35 baseplate
---Manfrotto 501PL plate----
---Manfrotto 577 quick release clamp---
Libec plate
---Manfrotto 501HDV / 503HDV---

I'm not sure if there are other flat base tripod heads out there. I know there's a 502HD but I'm not sure if there's a separate plate clamp for that yet.

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Old February 13th, 2012, 03:52 PM   #3
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Re: Head for a slider which uses Libec base plate, possible?

Thanks, i think i got there myself

I've just got a Giottos QR baseplate on the way, so will try using that

Libec -> Libec -> Giottos QR -> Giottos -> Shoot35 - > Giottos ->Camera

Then i can get a giottos ball head or fluid for the slider. Bit of a pain, why can't we have a standard tripod base plate size...

thanks again
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