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| p.1 #13 · Ballheads that allow GT1541t to close? (Other than Q3T) |
I had a similar question regarding the BH-30 for use with the GT1541T that I posed to RRS and got the following response:
"With the center column removed I can give you somewhat of a blanket responseóthe housing on the BH-30 (thus, obviously the BH-40 as well) will prevent the legs from fully closing (not an issue with the BH-30 if you used the center column). One leg will be prevented from closing fullyónot so much the tripod wouldnít fit into a backpack, but itís not the eloquent look or feel Iím sure youíre after. (I would still use a BH-30 Pro with this configuration as it would fit fine in my backpack)."
I ended up purchasing the Markins QT3 but it, too, does not allow the GT1541T legs to fully close with the center column removed. Perhaps some have been able to get it to close completely but I have not had that fortune.
Why would you remove the center column ? If it makes it more difficult to close the legs. The housing on the BH-30 is a lot smaller than even the Q3T. So only the knobs have any chans of interfering with the legs. So if you use the tripod in a normal way, the housing can not prevent the legs from closing. Base diameter is only 40mm and ball 30mm. So the base diameter is 10mm smaller than the Markins Q3T. And if you look at the pics with the Sunwayfoto head in this thread. The BH-30 is 8mm smaller than that head.
Instead of removing the center column. You could remove the ballhead more easy and faster. And then you can close the legs as good as it get