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Mar 13, 2016 20:53 |  #1

Anyone know of a good value ball head? What's the best bang for the buck ball head you think? TIA


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Mar 13, 2016 21:00 |  #2

Sirui K-20, K-30 & K-40.
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Mar 13, 2016 21:27 |  #3

Second for the Sirui. I have two and a monopod head.


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Mar 13, 2016 21:45 |  #4

Triple on Sirui
If you need to spend under $100.00, this is the best deal I've found recently;

http://www.amazon.com …TF8&qid=1457923​360&sr=8-1 (external link)

Semi review;

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1452536


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Mar 13, 2016 23:38 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #5

Sold! Thanks!!


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Mar 14, 2016 00:34 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #6

Hello CDS,

Do you think the smaller Desmond DB-40 40mm Ball Head would be of a similar quality as the DB44?

My mirrorless system is a max of ~5-6 lbs with heaviest lens.

Thanks.

http://www.amazon.com …ripod-Plate/dp/B01AVEX3OY (external link)




  
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Mar 14, 2016 06:50 |  #7

I don't see any sponsorship ads but I'm wondering, does POTN get 'credit' for Amazon sales linked from this site?




  
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Mar 15, 2016 08:17 |  #8

No, it doesn't work that way. One would have to have an affiliate link.

Affiliate links for Amazon are not allowed for me personally, because I live in a state that prohibits them.

"POTN" the site itself does not have an amazon account to affiliate. Our own rules disallow "pimping" via affiliate links.


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Mar 15, 2016 08:19 |  #9

scokar wrote in post #17934564 (external link)
Hello CDS,

Do you think the smaller Desmond DB-40 40mm Ball Head would be of a similar quality as the DB44?

My mirrorless system is a max of ~5-6 lbs with heaviest lens.

Thanks.

http://www.amazon.com …ripod-Plate/dp/B01AVEX3OY (external link)


I have no first hand info on that particular head. For a small mirrorless kit though, I agree that you don't need too much heft in a ballhead. Sirui K10 or 20 at the most. What legs are you using?


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Mar 16, 2016 15:34 |  #10

I found traditional ball heads cumbersome because of the numerous controls and their sometimes non-ergonomic placements.

For ease of use coupled with solidity and the ability to lock things into place without shifting the camera position when tightening things down, I settled on the Arca Swiss P0.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ball_P0_with_Pa​nning.html (external link)

Put a levered quick release on top (like a RRS) and you've got one of the quickest and most stable heads of any I'm aware of.

I usually keep my left hand wrapped around the release-tighten mechanism and my right hand on the camera grip and shutter. Then all I need to do is move my left wrist just slightly to loosen or tighten the head for the desired friction.. If I'm shooting auto focus, I never have to move my hands. If it's manual, I can lock the camera in position or set the amount of friction with a slight move of my left hand, and then just slide my hand up a bit to the lens focus ring.

Couldn't be simpler or easier to use.

edit: Plus, having my left hand wrapped around the ball head I find gives more stability and less camera shake than holding a traditional tensioning knob with my fingers.


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Mar 22, 2016 20:03 |  #11

scokar wrote in post #17934564 (external link)
Hello CDS,

Do you think the smaller Desmond DB-40 40mm Ball Head would be of a similar quality as the DB44?

My mirrorless system is a max of ~5-6 lbs with heaviest lens.

Thanks.

http://www.amazon.com …ripod-Plate/dp/B01AVEX3OY (external link)



I've used DB-40 with Desmond legs and had no issues at all. Smooth and held my 5D mark III with 70-200 like its nothing..




  
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Mar 22, 2016 20:41 |  #12

It's been my experience that Sirui K30s eventually bind up and you'll send them back for replacement.

I'm on my 3rd one.


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Mar 25, 2016 15:57 |  #13

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #17935994 (external link)
No, it doesn't work that way. One would have to have an affiliate link.

That's what I thought. Thanks for confirming!




  
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Mar 25, 2016 16:26 |  #14

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Mar 25, 2016 17:25 |  #15

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #17945065 (external link)
It's been my experience that Sirui K30s eventually bind up and you'll send them back for replacement.

I'm on my 3rd one.

Oh no! I have one :oops:

Is the warranty for lifetime?


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