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p.1 #1 · Ball head for Feisol CT-3441T


I'm looking to purchase a ball head for a Feisol CT-3441T I placed an order on, and have narrowed it down to two:

Photocalm PC-36NS
Markins Q3 Traveler

Was wondering if anyone can chime in to comment. Hopefully someone with a travel tripod (Gitzo, Feisol)

Would be used with a Nikon D700 (no grip) and 24G, 35G, 85G.



Oct 25, 2012 at 09:00 PM
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p.1 #2 · Ball head for Feisol CT-3441T


This is just me. I would go bigger than the 36. The bigger the ball the better the grip.


Oct 25, 2012 at 10:24 PM
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p.1 #3 · Ball head for Feisol CT-3441T


I have just received this tripod with the 36. So far I love the combination.. Ideal for taller peron. Very lightweight and seems strong enough for 5d iii and 24-105. Will be testing more this weekend.

Geoff



Oct 26, 2012 at 12:30 AM
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p.1 #4 · Ball head for Feisol CT-3441T


runamuck wrote:
This is just me. I would go bigger than the 36. The bigger the ball the better the grip.


Yes, but with a "traveler" tripod, the OP may want to be able to fold the legs back over the ballhead, and there can be clearance issues with larger ballheads (or a head with its knobs not optimally oriented). FWIW, the Markins Q3 (T or not) is the best ballhead in its size/weight class, and not too much more expensive than the PhotoClam equivalent.



Oct 26, 2012 at 06:25 AM
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p.1 #5 · Ball head for Feisol CT-3441T


I use the Markins Q3 on that tripod. And I agree with Dean's comments.


Oct 26, 2012 at 06:37 AM
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p.1 #6 · Ball head for Feisol CT-3441T


I just ordered this exact tripod and matched it with a Photo Clam PG-2EPQR Pro Gold II Easy PQR Pro Ballhead. It is a great combination and the head folds in nicely into the tripod when collapsed.



Oct 26, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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p.1 #7 · Ball head for Feisol CT-3441T


I have an older model of the CT3441 and use it with an Acratech GP-S ball head. Being relatively light and versatile, it is a good match for the "traveler" nature of the CT3441, where weight and compactness are priorities. The legs can fold up over the head, and by orienting the knobs optimally, it folds to nearly as tight a bundle as with the Feisol ball head and other small heads.

Dave



Oct 26, 2012 at 01:26 PM
 

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p.1 #8 · Ball head for Feisol CT-3441T


barryg9999 wrote:
I just ordered this exact tripod and matched it with a Photo Clam PG-2EPQR Pro Gold II Easy PQR Pro Ballhead. It is a great combination and the head folds in nicely into the tripod when collapsed.


I use this excellent combo as well. My Gitzo 3541LS and Photoclam PC-48NS combo doesn't see nearly as much use any more. The Pro Gold line is a step up in refinement from the regular Photoclam ballheads.



Oct 26, 2012 at 04:03 PM
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p.1 #9 · Ball head for Feisol CT-3441T


Lars Johnsson wrote:
I use the Markins Q3 on that tripod. And I agree with Dean's comments.


Do you use this tripod with heavy lenses?



Oct 26, 2012 at 04:21 PM
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p.1 #10 · Ball head for Feisol CT-3441T


mola wrote:
Do you use this tripod with heavy lenses?


No, it's my smallest travel tripod. And this tripod is not made for heavy lenses.



Oct 26, 2012 at 04:53 PM
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p.1 #11 · Ball head for Feisol CT-3441T


Thanks Lars



Oct 26, 2012 at 05:04 PM
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p.1 #12 · Ball head for Feisol CT-3441T


Thanks everyone. I think the Markins Q3 Traveler is the right ball head for my needs.


Oct 28, 2012 at 10:27 AM
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p.1 #13 · Ball head for Feisol CT-3441T


Good decision - You can't go wrong with what the Markins. If you haven't ever used a ballhead of this quality, you're in for a real treat.


Oct 28, 2012 at 09:34 PM





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