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| p.1 #6 · ball head with grip for Manfrotto tripod? |
people who use the long tele-photo lenses on a tripod, what kind of ballheads use??
I am talking about lenses with min. size of a 300 f/4 up to a 600 f/4 lens.
I have a Vanguard tripod with video supporting head (with a grip i mean).
I am going to buy a Manfroto lightweight tripod, and i need suggestions on a steady ballhead with grip, to support my new 1D4 and the 500f/4 lens with extender (means 5,5kg).
I will use the same one for my spotting scope, but that doesn't matter because the scope is weights quite less.
I 've seen the Manfrotto 327 RC2 ball head on the net, i liked it but i've never seen it face to face or used it to see if it works for me..
I thought the pistol grip was an amazing concept. Then I used one for a week. My arca swiss p0 upside down monoball is soooo much better and more flexible and lighter. The pistol grip is more limited in where you can easily aim it, it's hard to make it grip tightly enough and still move without wrenching your hand. In the end I have to say I didn't like it at all! The arca p0 weighs but a fraction the pistol manfrotto grips do. Also I tried some manfrotto ballheads and they all stunk, so many knobs to turn, poor range of motion, etc. arca p0 is just a flick spin and the main ball is locked or a quick 1/4 twist and the pan head is locked. it supports my 300 2.8 fine, locks it down solid, never tried something quite so large as a 600 on it.