K-1 plus grip plus tripod plus portrait orientation


smudge

Link Posted 14/01/2019 - 16:21
Algernon wrote:
Using a pano system is a lot more vestatilly

http://www.pixelrama.de/panorama/tips/fiat/mo-1.jpg

Has anyone tried the Velbon tilt head?

https://youtu.be/m8Y7CFJIyXU
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That Velbon looks an interesting bit of kit. However it is only rated max 3kg so is probably not man enough for a K1 + grip + DFA lens in actual use. Maybe they will bring out a heftier version in future?
Regards, Philip

RobL

Link Posted 14/01/2019 - 18:17
Algernon wrote:
Using a pano system is a lot more vestatilly

http://www.pixelrama.de/panorama/tips/fiat/mo-1.jpg

Has anyone tried the Velbon tilt head?

https://youtu.be/m8Y7CFJIyXU
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Oh thatís good. Damn.

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 14/01/2019 - 20:53
womble wrote:
Grips are a Marmite thing. I got one for my K10D and hated it. I hardly ever used it and on the rare occasions I did I found myself automatically holding the camera the same way I have since my ME Super days. I kept the grip when I got the K20D but never used it, and have never bothered for the K3.

funny you should say that. I can't use my Z-1p without it's grip (and it's not a battery grip either) but was happy to use the Z-1 without...I've got quite big hands so the grip gives me something extra to grip on..
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ilovesaabs

Link Posted 14/01/2019 - 20:58
vic cross wrote:
I may have got the wrong end of the stick but if all you want to do is turn the camera to portrait on a tripod then what is wrong with a normal pan and tilt head or as I do just use a ball head. I used a ball head for many years with a 645 when photographing weddings and never had any problems. I have grips on all my cameras and have them on my K3ii and my K1 and just use a large ball head.
CHEERS Vic.

I've got three Manfrotto heads (one is a pan-tilt head) and none can cope with the weight of the K-1 plus lens, hence the question, the centre of gravity moves away from the central column and you can see the camera drooping. A new tripod is on my shopping list with a new arca-swiss head so an L-bracket for the K-1 (and D810) will form part of the purchase. I think the K-3 (and D500) will do without as it is a) used with the longer lenses with tripod collar and b) with the shorter lenses weight isn't such an issue (the DA* are much lighter)....
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Kasey00

Link Posted 16/10/2019 - 16:37
RobL wrote:
For a K1 without a grip I have a Kirk Enterprises Solutions (KES) tailored to the specific body so you get full access to the ports and is snug and unobtrusive enough to be left on. I donít think they do one for a grip added though.

PS they probably do one for the D810 as well, but the one in my previous reply may well fit both.

For me without K1 the 2 legged works fine.
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 16/10/2019 - 17:29
I use a generic L bracket for a Canon 5D and it works a treat
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