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Change ball-head from Benro Travel Angel?

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Jan 26, 2011 15:28 |  #1

I currently have the Benro Travel Angel - Aluminum Model 069 with the B-00 ballhead that they sell as a combo. I was wondering if I would be better served by changing the head to a photoclam model or am I not right in my thinking that the ballhead is the limiting factor? Along those same lines, would anyone know what the stable limit is on these legs?

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Jan 26, 2011 15:35 |  #2

If you feel the legs are stable, and I'm not familiar with the Benro Aluminum, I would look at the Photoclam. Also check the Markins Q3t, it's not that much more expensive than the Photoclam, the new kid on the block.

But there are a lot of members here who have the Photoclam and I've not heard anything bad about it here...might be worth the money. The Q3t is a known quantity, though.

If you're thinking of replacing the sticks, I'd look at the Feisol 3441s or 3441t.

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Jan 26, 2011 16:25 |  #3

I have a travel angel...the 2691 which is a carbon magnesium base....just bought the makins q3t and it is an amazing travel set...light weight, highly versatile ...and if it seems a little unstable, you can hand extra weightnoff the center column hook(not sure if yours can do that as well). Had the j2 bullhead (a beastbof a ballhead) and it did just fine

As for limit, checkout the benro website...should have the stats you need

I plan to pick up a photo clam when I get to S. Korea this summer as well....or if...damn forget the company name...has their geared ballhead out by then (and I can swap shoes) will pick that up instead

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