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Oct 09, 2014 13:06 |  #1

Hi every one
Current I have this tripod Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 Tripod W/SBH 100 Ballhead

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …0_Alta_Pro_263A​B_100.html (external link)

I would like to replace the ball head with Vanguard GH-100 Pistol-Grip Ballhead.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …&InitialSearch=​yes&sts=pi (external link)

I need some advise for tripod head or any better than GH-100 tripod head for my Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 Tripod.

Thanks


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Oct 09, 2014 14:26 |  #2

From what I've read, though pistol grip ball head sounds like a nice, convenient way to attach your camera to a set of tripod legs, in actual use, they don't work as well as one would hope or think.

The Sirui K-30X seems to be well regarded here on POTN. http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …K30_K_30x_Ball_​Head.htmlb (external link)

If you type "Sirui K-30X" in POTN's search engine, several threads come up. They are a bit more expensive than the Vanguard GH-100 but I have a hunch that you'll end up being happier with the Sirui products.


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Oct 09, 2014 14:51 |  #3

I have very hard time to use Ball head, my tripod came with Ball head, but when i try to convert it from lamdscape mode to portrait mode, it give me hard time, thay why am looking for another tripod head to replace my Vanguard Ball head.
thank link you give it to me it is ball head too.


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Oct 09, 2014 14:56 |  #4

If you get a Sirui ball head like the one I mentioned, you could also buy a L bracket. They are camera specific (unless you buy a universal one) and will allow you to go from landscape to portrait without dropping the camera to the side.

Here is an explanation of how they work: http://www.reallyright​stuff.com/s.nl/it.I/id​.6/.f#l-plates (external link)


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Oct 09, 2014 15:01 |  #5

jimmyt wrote in post #17203830 (external link)
I have very hard time to use Ball head, my tripod came with Ball head, but when i try to convert it from lamdscape mode to portrait mode, it give me hard time, thay why am looking for another tripod head to replace my Vanguard Ball head.
thank link you give it to me it is ball head too.

I use a gimble but I don't do portraits.
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Oct 09, 2014 15:39 |  #6

I like RRS heads




  
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Oct 09, 2014 15:50 |  #7

Avoid the pistol grip head :)


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Oct 09, 2014 15:54 |  #8

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Oct 09, 2014 16:04 |  #9

I love my RRS BH-55 but I wasn't sure JimmyT wanted to spend that much given the link he posted.


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Oct 09, 2014 17:02 |  #10

Phoenixkh wrote in post #17203931 (external link)
I love my RRS BH-55 but I wasn't sure JimmyT wanted to spend that much given the link he posted.

that to0 expensive for me


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Oct 09, 2014 17:06 |  #11

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #17203905 (external link)
Avoid the pistol grip head :)

I look at review on youtube it is very good, also it is the 2010 winer on magazine.

can you tell me any reason to void this GH-100.

I just looking for tripod head easy to change from landscape to portrait mode. the price under 100$.


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Oct 09, 2014 18:18 |  #12

I agree with getting an L-bracket. It makes changing between landscape and portrait so easy. If you are happy with your current tripod/ball head for landscape an L-bracket will make you happy using the same ball head for portrait. This is assuming your current ball head is arca-swiss compatible.

Otherwise the Sirui K-30X is an excellent ball head for the price. But I would still recommend an L-bracket. I use a Sirui K-40X and L-bracket when using short lenses.

Good luck!


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Oct 09, 2014 18:53 |  #13

C Scott IV wrote in post #17204140 (external link)
I agree with getting an L-bracket. It makes changing between landscape and portrait so easy. If you are happy with your current tripod/ball head for landscape an L-bracket will make you happy using the same ball head for portrait. This is assuming your current ball head is arca-swiss compatible.

Otherwise the Sirui K-30X is an excellent ball head for the price. But I would still recommend an L-bracket. I use a Sirui K-40X and L-bracket when using short lenses.

Good luck!

Which L bracket you are recommended?


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Oct 09, 2014 18:56 |  #14

is this the L bracket you guy talking about?

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …Right+Stuff+L-Bracket/N/0 (external link)


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Oct 09, 2014 19:41 |  #15

vote for RRS-BH55 most likely the last ball head you will ever need,vary solid and holds where its put,add this to one of there L-plates - unmovable object .


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