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Apr 27, 2012 11:01 |  #1

I was thinking about buying one of these. Anyone know if I can attach just a basic ball head to one with my 500mm, or do I have to spend all the cash to get a Wimberly?


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Apr 27, 2012 11:48 |  #2

I would not put a 500L an a basic ball head, too heavy and trying to shoot with it on the ball head would be annoying. Save yourself the headache and get a gimbal head.


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Apr 27, 2012 12:39 |  #3

Ehh, i just dont know if I feel like spending that much money.


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Apr 27, 2012 13:32 |  #4

I've never worked with one, but I have come across some DIY solutions. I know Moose Peterson built one with a Frisbee -- the money saved could go toward an upgraded ball head.

I was thinking could you use a monopod head like the RRS MH-01, since for tilt you have the tripod collar on the lens. I feel it would be easier to position with a monopod head over a ball head anyways.

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Apr 27, 2012 13:58 |  #5

J.Litton wrote in post #14339162 (external link)
Ehh, i just dont know if I feel like spending that much money.

Get a sandbag and rest the lens on that then?

I would seriously not trust that caliber of a lens (and that price of a lens) on a standard ball head.


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Apr 27, 2012 17:06 |  #6

Its going to be like 3 inches from the ground, whats the worst that can happen ?


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