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Best ball head for gorilla pod slr zoom with 450D and 70-200 4L IS lens max ???
I think the weight would be just over a kg in total or maybe up to 1.5 kgs ....

Any suggestions ??? I want something light but stable with removable plate please ....

Thanks heaps in advance ...Be a torch bearer ...S3 IS..

Comments (9)

Anybody ????.

Any great ballhead ? .

Peacewarrior wrote:.

I think the weight would be just over a kg in total or maybe up to1.5 kgs ....

Any suggestions ??? I want something light but stable with removableplate please ....

Thanks heaps in advance ...Be a torch bearer ...S3 IS.

Be a torch bearer ...S3 IS..

Comment #1

Really, it all depends on your budget. Ball heads can sell for $20 to over $500..

My favorite is the Markin's M10 but it's $340. It's around one pound. It's Arca-Swiss compatible. The Q3 is only $270 and weighs 3/4 lb..

Http://www.markinsamerica.com.

If you're on a budget, I'd suggest the very good Manfrotto 486...

Comment #2

The best are probably (not in order).

Really Right Stuff BH-25, 40 or 55.

Markins Q-3, M10 or M20.

Acratech Ultimate, V2, GV2.

Whatever way you go you should go with a RRS lever clamp..

Here's what I use..

Backpacking: Gitzo GT0530 Mountaineer - RRS BH25Non backpacking: Gitzo GT3540L - Markins M20 with RRS Lever clamp.

So there you have it.Canon 5D / Canon Pro1 / Canon G350/1.4 - 17-40/4 - 24-105/4is - 70-200/4is - 100/2.8 macro..

Comment #3

Not meaning to Hijack this thread, but why the lever clamp? I've tried to avoid them because they're not compatible with lots of assesssories i.e. Wimberly Sidekick. Moreover, I often don't feel safe with them. I'm not disagreeing with you, just wondering why you think one should always go with lever...

Comment #4

Thanks for the responses so far ....

I just want something light and mid price to low ... I would check out Markins ... never heard of the name before .....

Keep them coming ? how come Manfrotto is not listed somewhere ???.

I want to know the justification for the lever clamp also ....

Be a torch bearer ...S3 IS..

Comment #5

Yes, what is with level clampwhat is it ???.

Thanks.

Guidenet wrote:.

Not meaning to Hijack this thread, but why the lever clamp? I'vetried to avoid them because they're not compatible with lots ofassesssories i.e. Wimberly Sidekick. Moreover, I often don't feelsafe with them. I'm not disagreeing with you, just wondering why youthink one should always go with lever..

Be a torch bearer ...S3 IS..

Comment #6

A ball head on a Gorillapod? Complete waste of time and money - the GP is not exactly a paragon of stability, and adding any extra weight to the top of it will destabilise it more. If you're serious, ask us about serious tripods, not marketing gimmicks..

Now I'll wait for the flaming to start..

Rob.

Everyone, everywhere, has to do everything for a first time. There is no shame in failure, only in failure to try...

Comment #7

No flame here, I agree..

I would suggest the OP look at a Bogen flex arm with super clamp and small ball head, or even a Magic Arm with clamp and camera plate. Much better support, and just as versatile. Downside is it costs more..

I know a man that has added a heavy Velcro strap the clamp body, allowing it to be attached to even more things securely..

If you really need it, you can add the backlight base to the Magic Arm, meaning you can put it anywhere..

Crime Scene PhotographyA small gallery of personal work: http://picasaweb.google.com/PID885..

Comment #8

Thanks to you and brave for the good point .... I want light and compact ... thought gorilla pod slr zoom is as compact as I can find ... would find out more about magic arm though .....

Caoedhen wrote:.

No flame here, I agree..

I would suggest the OP look at a Bogen flex arm with super clamp andsmall ball head, or even a Magic Arm with clamp and camera plate.Much better support, and just as versatile. Downside is it costs more..

I know a man that has added a heavy Velcro strap the clamp body,allowing it to be attached to even more things securely..

If you really need it, you can add the backlight base to the MagicArm, meaning you can put it anywhere..

Crime Scene PhotographyA small gallery of personal work: http://picasaweb.google.com/PID885.

Be a torch bearer ...S3 IS..

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