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| p.2 #4 · Ball head -tripod talk |
Roland W wrote:
The 410 is a pain to use for general photography. You need to level the base in order to make the adjustments work out well and keep the scene level. The 410 is heavy and uses the special quick release plate, so you need to adapt that for Arca Swiss use. And last of all, the 410 is very slow to use compared to a good ball head.
I bought a Manfrotto 410 specifically for flower macro - I used it once.
I very much agree with what Roland has said about it (removed parts about cold weather sticking because my climate is not really cold anytime).
If the head isn't level, the three axis adjustment can be a nightmare For example, if it's not level, iterative adjustments on two axes are required to pan or tilt. And if I had to pan AND tilt, I would simply swear at it.
On the end of a tripod, it would make a great weapon - it's heavy and sharp.