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  1. #1
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    tripod heads

    I never liked these till i ended up with one that came with a tripod I bought...now its my favorite for stills

    ROCK SOLID ...no more sloppy ballheads for me

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Bogen-3047-Tripo...ht_3870wt_1139

  2. #2
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    Thumbs up I hear ya!

    I have a selection of tripod heads to choose from ... and it usually depends on what lens is in use.

    The heavy stuff ... yeah, the gimble.

    The 200-500mm or 70-400 ... the grip ball (usually in concert with using the monopod)

    The 70-200 or lighter ... the hydrostatic ball or pan/tilt

    The primes ... under 100mm ... standard ball or pan/tilt

    I can also mount a ball head on the gimble to provide a quick-flop-over for portrait shots.

    The flexibility is the key ... and it is nice to have the selection ... as needed.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  3. #3
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    never said I didn't have a selection..

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