fotoworx wrote in post #14142963
I want a really great ball head. A one buy, hurt the wallet once and never look back again head.
Arca-Swiss Z1. I use Slik, Markins and Linhof ballheads and the Z1 is by far the best ballhead I've ever used. It's unbelievably smooth, doesn't need to be turned tight to lock down, never droops, has a nifty indexing system to accommodate changing friction levels easily, doesn't weigh a ton, and of course that 54mm asymmetrical ball.
The only problem with it is the clamp. Get the version with the round platform (see pic below) and buy either a Wimberley screw clamp or a RRS lever clamp. You will never need another ballhead.
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