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Nill Toulme
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« on: June 04, 2008, 08:13:07 PM »
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Here, with an update here.

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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2008, 08:57:44 PM »
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Wow!  That's some scary stuff!  It just goes to show you how what engineers might see as a very small design change can have unforseen consequences.  I've been using the Arca B1 for years with the Sidekick, tripod slung over my shoulder with the 1DII and a 500mm lens  protruding, with nary a second thought.

I almost sold the B1 because the Z1 is about 5 ounces lighter, but the B1 has served so well that I decided not to part with it.  Now, it turns out that the Z1 could possibly have parted with my Sidekick, camera and lens had I traded up.

It makes me wonder about all of the glued joints in the hi-tech tripods and monopods, and whether I have to change my habit of walking with the stuff over my shoulder!
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2008, 03:24:34 AM »
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Thanks for the valuable info... It could save a few $$$$ for users of Sidekick & AS Z1 combo!
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2008, 12:04:33 PM »
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Thanks for the heads-up.  

I checked and mine is the "old" version (purchased right when the Z1 was released), without the seam and with the single facet at the top. Whew !

But I just wonder why they changed the design in such a bone-headed manner.
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