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Ballhead recommendations for 100-400mm + 7d gripped

 
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Aug 27, 2010 04:26 |  #1

Currently using: Manfrotto 3001BN tripod + 700RC2 head

Can anyone recommend a ballhead in the range of $80-$200? I really don't want to go all-out on something like the $400+ bh-40/55.

My $250 rig was fine for a t2i + 70-200mm f/4 IS, but my gripped 7d + 100-400mm lens is overkill. Any angle not parallel to the ground and down it goes... only designed to handle 5 pounds anyhow. Moon shots are simply impossible with my 700rc2...


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Aug 27, 2010 04:44 |  #2

Have you had a look at something like the Manfrotto 498 + RC2?


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Aug 27, 2010 23:08 |  #3

Jim G wrote in post #10798491 (external link)
Have you had a look at something like the Manfrotto 498 + RC2?

Hmm, 18# capacity... maybe I'll give that one a look--rather cheap by comparison. Thanks for the suggestion.


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Aug 27, 2010 23:15 |  #4

I used the Manfrotto 488 with that combo and it was fine.


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Aug 29, 2010 19:44 |  #5

I use a Markins M20, it's one amazing ball head


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Aug 29, 2010 21:15 |  #6

Jim G wrote in post #10798491 (external link)
Have you had a look at something like the Manfrotto 498 + RC2?

+1 for this - While I don't have the grip, I have the 7D + 100-400 + 1.4x TC. Using the tripod ring on the 100-400 its rock solid.

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