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#1 KateB

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 11:33 AM

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I need your help in your particular region.

I recently bought a Velbon M43 tripod. Now I know from my research that Velbon has different tripod models in different regions. I was searching for a lightweight tripod and found this model in the Asia/Middle East region. It weighs only 880 grammes (1.94 pounds), which is amazingly light for an aluminium tripod. It suits me very well, it’s light, tall and relatively sturdy.

However I’m looking for two things:
1) An End Hook for hanging a bag or weight on bottom of the central column. It comes on the Velbon Geo in some regions.
2) An Arca Swiss (or equivalent) mounting plate. I cannot find this on any Velbon tripods in Europe or the Middle East. I can find an adaptor plate that will fit, but I’m looking for a more elegant solution.

So the questions are:

In your region does Velbon sell spare parts for tripods as I’d like to get an End Hook for a Geo and adapt it for my tripod?

In your region, does Velbon have Arca Swiss heads? I have searched the internet extensively.

Like I say, Velbon Tripod model vary widely from region to region; so I’m hoping that other regions have a solution.
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Posted 21 October 2017 - 04:10 PM

I need your help in your particular region.

I recently bought a Velbon M43 tripod. Now I know from my research that Velbon has different tripod models in different regions. I was searching for a lightweight tripod and found this model in the Asia/Middle East region. It weighs only 880 grammes (1.94 pounds), which is amazingly light for an aluminium tripod. It suits me very well, it’s light, tall and relatively sturdy.

However I’m looking for two things:
1) An End Hook for hanging a bag or weight on bottom of the central column. It comes on the Velbon Geo in some regions.
2) An Arca Swiss (or equivalent) mounting plate. I cannot find this on any Velbon tripods in Europe or the Middle East. I can find an adaptor plate that will fit, but I’m looking for a more elegant solution.

So the questions are:

In your region does Velbon sell spare parts for tripods as I’d like to get an End Hook for a Geo and adapt it for my tripod?

In your region, does Velbon have Arca Swiss heads? I have searched the internet extensively.

Like I say, Velbon Tripod model vary widely from region to region; so I’m hoping that other regions have a solution.

 

https://www.ebay.com...ocAAOSwo4pYfFbq

 

Would this be of any use Kate?

 

or this one: https://uk.eetgroup....Velbon-End-hook or https://www.amazon.c...e/dp/B00B49AW22


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 04:25 PM

Hi Kate,

 

https://breakthrough...rsal-arca-plate - could this be what you need?


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:24 AM

https://www.ebay.com...ocAAOSwo4pYfFbq
 
Would this be of any use Kate?
 
or this one: https://uk.eetgroup....Velbon-End-hook or https://www.amazon.c...e/dp/B00B49AW22

Thanks, the EET Europarts site is one that I had not found; and that’s in the UK! I’ll look to ordering one.
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:26 AM

Hi Kate,
 
https://breakthrough...rsal-arca-plate - could this be what you need?

I ha e found a similar one to that that fixes to the removable Velbon camera mount, but I was wondering if Velbon actually made an Arca Suisse head.
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:16 AM

I ha e found a similar one to that that fixes to the removable Velbon camera mount, but I was wondering if Velbon actually made an Arca Suisse head.

 

That I don't know I haven't found one. I do love the look of this though: 

 

Velbon PHD66Q Revolving Panhead


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 03:53 PM

You might be interested in this as it comes with a Arca standard plate. https://www.peakdesign.com/slidelite, I just bought this.


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 04:30 PM

You might be interested in this as it comes with a Arca standard plate. https://www.peakdesign.com/slidelite, I just bought this.

Ahh therein is the issue; we come back to the initial issue. If you recall, I use the Peak Design system plus I have a Fuji grip, so the whole thing was bulky with base plate as well, so I modified the Peak Design system to eliminate the PD base plate.
The Fuji hand grip has an Arca Swiss fitting, so here I am at my original query.
I think the only option for me is to install a converter on my Velbon tripod so that it will accept Arca Swiss. I’d rather have the bulk on the tripod that the camera itself.
Thanks for the suggestion in any case.

Edited by KateB, 23 October 2017 - 04:31 PM.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 05:59 PM

I also use the Novoflex Mini Connect not that helps you at all - but a great system - that fits anything. https://www.novoflex...ms/miniconnect/


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 06:25 PM

Interesting.
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Posted 23 October 2017 - 07:49 PM

I particularly like the small size of the piece that fits to the camera. Feels secure when attached back into the Mini Connect.


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 03:42 PM

As with many things for X-T20, I like to go for the smaller option.
Kate



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