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| p.2 #5 · Ball head -tripod talk |
Danny Michael wrote:
I had the BH-40 and GT2531 legs. I just sold them both this week and got the BH-55 and GT2542L. The BH-40 was "ok, but not as smooth as I'd like. I've seen many posts from people about buyers remorse with the smaller ballhead and I fall into that category. As for the tripod, it was simply a case of being too small. I'm 6'1". I also got the Markins plate to remove the center column on the GT2542L. Since using the center column seems to be your choosing, then the 2531 is a very nice tripod.
It's all good stuff, but in the end I'm much happier with the BH-55. I will add the BH-40 is much, much lighter if that is a concern.
Nothing weak about my current system, I used it for a 5004,+1.4x and a 1DS-mk3 to get eagles at 10 f or lower using a sidekick. Of course once the sidekick is installed and the cranky ball head adjusted, it moves fine. But this is for landscapes.
I would hate to get a BH55 and have it be as tight as my Acraswiss. I have trouble getting lids off a pill holder. Also, by the time I add a center column to the next series tripod I use up 1/2 of next years travel money.