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I've had a lot of people asking me how to best attach their still camera to a new fluid head. I created this shorter video to just focus on how the fluid head, tripod and camera connect. Let me know if you have any further questions.
In case you missed it, here is my first video showcasing why I prefer fluid heads to do still photography.
Here's everything you need to get your camera on the fluid head:
- Manfrotto 500AH fluid head: Amazon B&H
- Large Arca-Swiss style clamp (attach to Manfrotto rail): Amazon B&H
- Small Arca-Swiss style clamp (clamps in large clamp): Amazon B&H
To easily flip from horizontal to vertical compositions, you will need an Arca-swiss style L-bracket for your camera. I prefer the Kirk Enterprises L-brackets made for each camera body I have, but Universal L-brackets can work:
To level the head to your own tripod with a flat plate or center column you also need one of these between them:
If you want to have the most optimized fluid head setup possible, then get a bowl tripod and adaptor like these: