Hong Kong Tech Phooey

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My Gears – Manfrotto 322RC2 Joystick Head and 685B Neotec Monopod


Manfrotto 322RC Joystick Head

Manfrotto 322RC2 Joystick Head

Manfrotto 322RC2 Joystick Head

Manfrotto 322RC2 Joystick Head

Manfrotto 685B Monopod

Manfrotto 685B Monopod

Manfrotto 685B Monopod

Manfrotto 685B Monopod

Got these two awesome gears for my arsenal two weeks ago and took them out shooting a few times, the result, ultra steady on my Sony A900 and even better with the Canon G10.

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The reason I chose the Manfrotto 685B monopod over the others available in the market is that from all of the research I did, this one matches my need, i.e. being able to extend and retract at the fastest speed possible. My believe was further confirmed by the following two videos which I found on YouTube and Luminous Landscape. The YouTube video is a review of the monopod from Yuri Arcurs, one of the most successful stock photographer, check out how he utilizes his monopod in his daily shoots. Instead of going for a custom bracket like he does, I found the Manfrotto 322RC2 joystick head which allows for fast switching from landscape to portrait position via the joystick ballhead. As for the second video, it is a full video review of how the Manfrotto 685B works with the Canon G10. Check them out and enjoy.

Click pic to watch video

Click pic to watch video

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July 20, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. very nice work .

    Comment by localdrivinglessons | July 20, 2009 | Reply

  2. I got a Manfrotto tripod and a standard 3 lever head because the ball head with just the little lever seemed weird to me. Didn’t know about this joystick thing at the time. Is it good? Should I upgrade?

    Comment by Spike | July 20, 2009 | Reply

    • Well the joystick ballhead is pretty awesome, go for it. As for the ankle, think I’m gonna be out of action for a week or so, sucks.

      Comment by hongkongphooey | July 21, 2009 | Reply

  3. Hope your ankle’s ok

    Comment by Spike | July 20, 2009 | Reply


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