Upload & Sell: Off
My ball head is slowly dying, so now I need to change the priority list. Over the weekend I contacted Kirk where I got it and found the bad news, if your wondering it is a medium size Kaiser. It has served me well, but the last time a cyclist hit it, I think that was it's undoing. So, I went on line and found these;
Arca Swiss Z1 $395 @636g
Markins Q20 $389.99 @555g
Kirk BH1 $385 @ 850g
RRS BH-55 Pro: Full-sized ballhead with Pro $415 @ 816g
I will be upgrading to one that has a greater ability to handle larger glass. Now, I can't lift the 600 in the field, so I need to be a bit practical here (medical reasons). What I want to be able to do is use the wimberley sidekick or maybe Induro GHBA Gimbal Head (have not decided on that part yet), which means the ball will be turn into the slot and be able to support the D4 and a 300/2.8 with converters. so far, I have read several reviews that this is not the Z1 strongest area, which kind of surprised me. Markins seem to have a pretty good following and good reviews. RRS just seems expensive when one compares specs. It will need to handle; snow, rain, sand.
And the occasional blind cyclist.
So, what do you all think?