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alifatemi

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light ballhead
« on: January 02, 2014, 01:30:01 AM »

I need to have a travel-light bullhead like SSR BH-25 LR as a substitute to my BH-55 when traveling. My cameras are D800 and PhaseOne DF+. Do you think BH-25 LR is a good choice? tripod is Gitzo carbon.
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Re: light ballhead
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 01:39:50 AM »

I would look at the Markins ballheads. I was able to shave off a few grams and a free up a little space too by using a Markins Q3.
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Re: light ballhead
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 07:02:07 AM »

I use the Arca Swiss Monoball Ball PO with a quick lock plate to support a Hasselblad with the 50-110 zoom with no problem. may be a bit more expensive but the load capacity is impressive for a small ball head weighing around 350g.
 
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Re: light ballhead
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 10:02:10 AM »

Another vote for the Arca Swiss P0. Such a clever concept.
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Re: light ballhead
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 10:56:19 AM »


I'm a big Really Right Stuff fan.  But I might look at a BH-30 instead, given you're putting a Phase on it.  I think the Pro-II  can come in around 60grams heavier than the BH-20, but with double the load capacity.

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Re: light ballhead
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2014, 02:40:38 PM »

Have you tried the acratech heads?

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Re: light ballhead
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2014, 05:24:19 PM »

Hi,

I used to have an Acratech Ultimate ballhead. I liked it very much. Did buy an RRS BH 40 later, because I wanted to have a lever type QR. I used to mix up the screws on Acratech and several times loosened the lens by mistake. Other than that the Acratech was good, and now they have a lever QR of their own. Right now I use an Arca Swiss D4 geared head, but that is quite heavy.

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Erik


I need to have a travel-light bullhead like SSR BH-25 LR as a substitute to my BH-55 when traveling. My cameras are D800 and PhaseOne DF+. Do you think BH-25 LR is a good choice? tripod is Gitzo carbon.

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Re: light ballhead
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2014, 07:28:08 PM »

go with Acratech

(under 1lb!)

I love mine.
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Re: light ballhead
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2014, 08:11:45 PM »

I use this: http://www.sunwayfoto.com.cn/?fproduct/l2/i313

Clunky Chinglish site, but the products are ace. the feel of the ballhead is really awesome. the movement is well damped and every bit is super high quality.

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Re: light ballhead
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2014, 09:15:19 PM »

I have used a RRS BH 40 on a D800 and body grip.  Does a good job and is much lighter and smaller than the BH-55 which is my main head.  I don't like the the layout of the knobs on the BH-40 as they are a bit cramped.  Mine us over 2years old and RRS may have changed it since. 

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