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| p.1 #1 · Ballhead Recommendation - NOT 496RC2 |
I'm looking for a cheaper ballhead for a D300s and 10-24mm and 18-55mm.
I've purchased two 496RC2's and I HATE them. They are just sloppy, sloppy, sloppy. Sloppy in their locking, sloppy in their unlocking.
I have an old 486RC2 and I love it after all these years. Much crisper than this new replacement, even after all the sand and grit I've put it through.
I want a ballhead in the same price range as the 496RC2 but with crisper action and a locking lever, not a locking wheel mechanism. I also want to be able to unlock it and then rotate the ballhead body freely around while keeping the camera and tripod in the same location (means it's easier to reposition the lever for ergonomic reasons). I've used ballheads where you unlock them but all you can move around is the camera. You have to move the whole tripod around to get at the locking lever on the ballhead.