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Can I use the Sidekick with a Bogen Ball Head?

The geometry or profile of Bogen/Manfrotto quick release clamps are not Arca-Swiss compatible and therefore are not compatible with Wimberley Quick Release Plates, and thus the Sidekick.
There are only a few models of Bogen/Manfrotto ball heads that can be fitted or retro-fitted with a modified Wimberley arca-swiss C-12 quick release clamp due to the mounting hardware configuration of the ball shaft:

Bogen 468/469 – takes our Quick Release Clamp part #C-11
Manfrotto 468MG Hydrostatic – takes our Quick Release Clamp part #C-11

For other models of Bogen/Manfrotto ball heads, take a look at our Ball Head Compatibility Chart

Posted on December 1, 2011 at 6:03 pm