sml wrote in post #5487695
I have narrowed down my tripod search to the Gitzo 2530 Mountaineer.
I know absolutely nothing about ball heads, though! Based on what I've read in threads here and elsewhere, I have narrowed down my search to the following:
RRS BH-40 LR
I'd appreciate any comments or suggestions with regard to these. Features, pros, cons, etc.
Also, do I need a plate to connect these to my 40d? (I do not have any lenses with brackets...just mounting the camera body to the tripod head.)
I had the 468MGRC2. It is a great head...and quite an improvement over the 488RC2.
However, I have since switched to the Markins M-10, which is a VERY significant improvement in function, and smoothness....and "confidence"... over the 468MG. It is difficult to describe....you almost have to audition the heads....but the M-10 (and probably the M-20 or Q3) have just a "silky" feel to the tension adjustments The 468MG worked, but had a slight "gritty" feel. And once you set the M-10 "drag" it will nicely hold when you let go or move when you want....on the 468MG I was "riding the drag" knob quite a bit to fine tune it....not so with the M-10.
I did a lot of research on forums and among people I respect a lot. The weight of the input was the Markins. However, I did audition the M-10, Arca-Swiss Z1, and the RRS B-40. I bought the M-10.