Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Orion Tilt Head II & PT323 Carbon Fiber Tripod by Photo Clam

We recently acquired two new products from the Korean manufacturer Photo Clam. A Gimbel Head and a Carbon Fiber Tripod. Although Photo Clam is not so well known in North America yet, especially in Canada where we operate, I believe this company will be the one to watch for in the coming months.

The first product I want to discuss is their new Orion Tilt Head II, Gimble Mount. This very substantial unit is designed to handle lenses up to 600mm. We did a couple of remote location shoots recently where we had our 70-200mm Sigma lens with a 2 times teleconverter attached with their PC-170-UP arca style mounting plate and we were quite impressed with the Orion's performance. So much so, we posted a video review on our YouTube channel at: (www.youtube.com/user/pathtechdesign). Price for the mount is $569.99 at B&H Photo and make no mistake this is a well made piece of equipment that is sure to last you a lifetime. (Weight 3.1lbs )

The second product we used is the PT323 Pro Gold 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod so we would have a rock solid base for our Gimbal mount. Weighing in at 3.74 lbs and costing $499 (comes with a nice ripstop nylon case) also at B&H, quality is the keyword here. We have found Photo Clam to be second to none in their build quality and machining. This is not our first experience with their products so we feel very confident saying that, if you are in the market for such a product, you owe it to yourself to consider Photo Clam's offerings.

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