Bogen tripod help (3126 head)

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Cory, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. Cory

    Cory Guest

    Cory, Apr 27, 2004
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  2. The pins are usually found on the separate camera adapters of tripods
    that use them, and of course they are meant to keep the camera from
    rotating. They are a fairly new thing (well, I don't remember seeing
    them in 1950 or so, at least :).

    The tripod will work fine, but you have to make sure the tripod screw
    is tight enough to prevent the camera from rotating, but not tight
    enough to pull the tripod socket out of the camera. ;)

    The rubber insert on the head will help.

    It would be worse if you had the pins on the tripod and no hole in the
    camcorder baseplate. In fact many still cameras (maybe all?) don't have
    these holes. I think I remember once unscrewing a pin from a camera
    baseplate for that reason (it was made to be removable, of course).

    Gene E. Bloch, Apr 27, 2004
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  3. Cory

    leo Guest

    You should get the 501. It has the video pin. Bear in mind that the screw
    isn't fixed in place but slides all over the place in the slot. I wouldn't
    feel comfortable without that pin. It's okay for still photography with
    light lens but not when you have to swing/pan the heavier camcordor
    leo, Apr 28, 2004
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