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I know nothing of ball heads, help please

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Mar 21, 2011 12:28 |  #1

I have a Slik 700 dx tripod but I cannot stand the pan tilt head. Its a pain in the butt to adjust and now its starting to tilt/slip forward when the camera and lens is attached (gear in sig).​slik_com/PS-PRO700DX.html (external link)

Can I just remove the pan tilt head and attach a ball head? If so can someone recommend me one comparable in price? The entire tripod was around $140. I dont think Im ever going to attach a lens heavier than whats in my sig, MAYBE a 70-200 F4L but Im still deciding.


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Mar 21, 2011 12:46 |  #2

You should be able to remove it as you can with most tripods. As to a good ballhead, I would recommend the Horusbennu LX-5 if you are willing to give a newer brand a try, if you want to stick with the tried and true brands, the Manfrotto 498RC2 should work.

LX-5: …kid%3D789716946​4559658092 (external link)

498RC2: http://www.bhphotovide​ …98RC2_Midi_Ball​_Head.html (external link)

Will | WilliamLiuPhotography.​com (external link) | Gear List and Feedback | CPS Member | Have you Pre-Ordered Your 3Dx Yet? | HorusBennu Discussion | In honor of Uncle Steve, thanks for everything! 10-5-2011

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