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#1 Dennis

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 02:30 PM

I was saving for the more expensive ones, when Charles turned me on to a brand. I did some research on it, and got it. As soon as I catch up, I will post some pic and what I think, which, so far, is great.

 

I got this one; http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I paid less during the Christmas sale, $350

 

 

With this;

 

http://www.amazon.co...p_prd_ttl_sol_2

 

 

But, here is a great review and comparision; http://www.michaels-...view_xb-52.html

 

More to come later, and thanks Charles for the pointer.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 02:39 PM

Interesting ballhead, Dennis.... reminds me a bit of the RRS BH55!

 

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 07:48 PM

Congratulations, Dennis, looks like nice gear.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 07:56 PM

Congrats Dennis there is nothing like a good ballhead! Jim

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 08:24 PM

You are welcome, my friend. I love mine.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 12:08 PM

That looks like a nice one. I used to hate ballheads until I got a good one. Last year I got an Arca Z1 with RRS clamp and love it.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 03:27 PM

I agree LM they all seemed like junk until I got my Markins it is a fantastic piece of equipment and art! :D The pics of a front heavy lens that stays still NOT LOCKED DOWN what a great sweet spot.

 

My Q3 the smaller one is on my Monopod and my M10 is on my tripod. These are the two photography items I have no need to ever upgrade!

 

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:35 PM

I do remember that I need to update this. It took me a little time as I was actually testing two ball heads. The Mefoto comes with a ball head. I just figured, it's just a little weight since it came with the tripod. But, no, it turns out to be one heck of a ball head. It looks like Jim's, a little. So, I wonder if they are made by the same folks. I'm setting up for the milky way shot for tonight, so can't take pictures just yet. But, this little feller works really well. I will update, with pictures when I can.

 

I got the new one, because my old ball head, a Kaiser ball head, and much abuse from my hiking and traveling with it, it got damaged. I was taking a shot at the Garden of the gods park, and just took my D200 off the tripod to put into m,y backpack, when this guy (or maybe gal) on a bike came sailing between me and the tripod. they hit it and it went flying off the rock ledge I was near and landed on some rocks below, like maybe 5 feet or so. At first it looked ok, just a gash looking thing. With the D200 and a light lens, all seemed fine. When I put the D4 on it with the same light lens, it would no longer hold it, no matter how tight I made it. And with the 80-200/2.8, even balanced with the tripod collar, it could not hold any more. So, I started saving for a light weight, but better head. I was saving for the RRS one, when Charles told me about this one, and I found that review that compared all the tops ones to it. On sale, I got; the ball head, the new hiking tripod and a L bracket that ius made by the same company as the ball head, all with the money I saved up (plus a little bit) for the one RRS. Right now, I'm overly happy, as it seems I may not need to transfer the ball heads around, and the sunwayfoto head is working beyond my expectation.


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:36 PM

Looks great Dennis, I'm sure it will do the job have to agree with Herman, does look similar to the RRS BH-55 I guess you have arca swiss fittings

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 09:54 AM

Yes, all arca.


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