Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/03/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Tripod usage
From: Jeff Alford <>
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 1998 17:48:31 -0800

Go for the B1. It has many advantages over other ball heads. It has the
largest ball for the overall size of the head.

Linhof also offers a beautiful line of ball heads, but the Arca Swiss B1
is more cost efficient.


TM wrote:

> I just bought a new Bogen/Manfrotto 3021 for my R8 and M6 but it is
> difficult and not fast enough to release the camera from the Bogen head
> that was also sold with it. Does anyone within the LUG, using either
> Leica Rs or Ms, have any experience using the ARCA Swiss B1 head on
> their tripod? I've read two good ratings on it and need opinions from
> Leica body users. Thanks.