Bogen 3030 Tripod Head Assembly?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Nobody, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. Nobody

    Nobody Guest

    I recently purchased a used Bogen 3030 tripod head. There are three
    handles, one each to control panning, vertical tilt and horizontal tilt.
    Each is a different length. Since mine came to me disassembled and without
    instructions, it isn't clear which length handle is supposed to be used for
    which function. (Maybe it doesn't matter.)

    If there is a 3030 user out there, I'd appreciate knowing the prescribed way
    to use the handles.

    Nobody, Sep 9, 2003
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    Bill Hilton Guest

    From: "Nobody"
    It doesn't matter, except that you don't want the longest one pointing toward
    you (up/down pivot) or it will hit your chin.
    Bill Hilton, Sep 9, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Follow Bill Hilton's advice and otherwise set it up as you like. After
    a while you might choose to 'improve' the setup or leave well enough alone.

    Alan Browne, Sep 9, 2003
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    Lionel Guest

    Word has it that on Tue, 9 Sep 2003 11:56:16 -0500, in this august
    I've got a Manfrotto 141, which sounds about the same, & I've just set
    mine up to suit my usage. My personal preference is to use the longest
    handle for panning, the shortest for vertical tilt, & the other for
    horizontal tilt. I suggest that you just swap them around until you're
    Lionel, Sep 10, 2003
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    Nobody Guest

    Thanks to all of you for your sensible advice.

    Nobody, Sep 10, 2003
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