Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Arca-Swiss B1: Quick Release or threaded?
From: "David Medley" <>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 1998 14:02:49 -0700

>I just bought a Gitzo 1227 tripod, and I am thinking of getting the
>Arca-Swiss B1 to go with it. I'll use it with my M6, F3, and occasionally
>old EL2

          Good choice...........

. I have looked at the Really Right Stuff brochure for their mounting
>plates, which look nice.

        They are.........
>My question concerns the use of mounting plates all together compared with
>just using the regular threaded mount. Won't the mounting plate, be in your
>way when shooting hands-free?

                No  (at least not for me)

I'll probably use the tripod for only 10-20%
>of my pictures. How about just resting the camera on a table for a second
>two, will it stand on the plate or wobble and tip over?

        Camera will sit flat and not tip

David Medley
Whidbey Is.   WA