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#1 Greg House

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 03:17 PM

hi Guys,

I'm thinking about buying a new ball head. Today I'm using a Manfrotto 468MGRC2 hydrostatic ball head that I bought with my old aluminum 055 tripod. it's great even if a little bit heavy...
I have now a new lightweight Manfrotto 055CXPRO4 carbon fiber tripod. I'm looking for the right ball head to put on top of it. Any suggestion?

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 05:31 PM

QUOTE (Greg House @ Aug 26 2009, 03:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hi Guys,

I'm thinking about buying a new ball head. Today I'm using a Manfrotto 468MGRC2 hydrostatic ball head that I bought with my old aluminum 055 tripod. it's great even if a little bit heavy...
I have now a new lightweight Manfrotto 055CXPRO4 carbon fiber tripod. I'm looking for the right ball head to put on top of it. Any suggestion?



Hi Greg,
Manfrotto has a new series of ball heads coming out in september. Read the article on todays home page. There are smaller lighter heads for you to choose from.-Ron
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 08:49 AM

QUOTE (Rangy Lil @ Aug 28 2009, 06:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Greg House @ Aug 26 2009, 03:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hi Guys,

I'm thinking about buying a new ball head. Today I'm using a Manfrotto 468MGRC2 hydrostatic ball head that I bought with my old aluminum 055 tripod. it's great even if a little bit heavy...
I have now a new lightweight Manfrotto 055CXPRO4 carbon fiber tripod. I'm looking for the right ball head to put on top of it. Any suggestion?



Hi Greg,
Manfrotto has a new series of ball heads coming out in september. Read the article on todays home page. There are smaller lighter heads for you to choose from.-Ron


Hi Greg,

If you didn't buy one for your new tripod, RRS BH-55 is a good choice. light weight but solid and work smoothly.


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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:48 AM

I recommend this tripod headProduct Description
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Bogen Manfrotto 322RC2 Grip Action Ball Head is unique in that it allows you to unblock, move, position and lock your camera with one hand in one position. This is due to the revolutionary design of its grip handle which incorporates the ball lock lever. A friction control wheel lets you regulate the power of the blocking mechanism to match the weight of your camera and lens. The 322RC2 is made from magnesium for lightweight performance, and is designed to keep the weight of your equipment as close as possible to the tripod's center of gravity by way of its reduced height. It is this fact, matched with the precision construction of the 322RC2 that gives the head its load capacity of 11 lbs (5.5lb capacity when in the vertical position). It comes complete with a built-in bubble spirit level and quick release camera plate (standard 1/4 - 20" screw, with secondary safety pin).

http://www.amazon.co...t/dp/B000184N22


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Posted 20 October 2009 - 05:26 PM

QUOTE (Greg House @ Aug 26 2009, 04:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hi Guys,

I'm thinking about buying a new ball head. Today I'm using a Manfrotto 468MGRC2 hydrostatic ball head that I bought with my old aluminum 055 tripod. it's great even if a little bit heavy...
I have now a new lightweight Manfrotto 055CXPRO4 carbon fiber tripod. I'm looking for the right ball head to put on top of it. Any suggestion?


I may be a bit late posting here, but my vote goes to the Acratech range of heads http://acratech.net/. I have one of the "Ultimate" ballheads and have used it for about 5 years now. Not the cheapest, but possibly the lightest and one of the most reliable ones available. A long term investment.




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