I've been looking at new geared tripod heads to use with my Linhof Techno.
I've narrowed it down to two options but wonder if anyone has experience with them using tech cams that might be able to sway me either way...
I'm looking at the Arca-Swiss D4 geared head and the Linhof 3D Micro geared head.
I know the Linhof only goes to 12 degrees on each axis, and this doesn't really bother me, but I guess there might be the odd occasion where a bit more versatility would come in handy. I'm not too keen on the Cube as it's too expensive and physically large. (Linhof stuff is way cheaper through Paula at Linhof & Studio than via the US.)
I can't seem to ascertain what the load capacity of the D4 is and if it will work well when mounted on a Gitzo 3 or 4 series systematic tripod – I seem to remember reading that the base pan (?) leaver lock can't be rotated properly, or is very difficult to turn, when mounted on a tripod that has a larger base.
Essentially, I just need some opinions from people who use these products with MFD and / or technical cameras and some guidance on why one might be better than the other.