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    Ballhead blow out....

    After biting the bullet and buying a cube time to pare back on my ballhead collection.

    First up
    Gitzo GH2780 - this is part of Gitzo's new line of heads. They hold a tremendous amount of weight for their size. In the spirit of this site, I just bought this head from Guy when I went to Arizona a few weeks ago (he went up one model to hold his MF gear a bit sturdier).

    Retails new at B&H for $275 mine has a couple of scrapes but is in perfect working order. It does not have Gitzo's quick release system which is good because some plates don't fit on their system. It does rotate at the bottom and can be used for panos. Shipped including Paypal $200

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Ballhead_.html

    You can see a small scrape on the knurled edge





    Look also where it says tilt there is a scrape there




    Next up is a BH-40 from Really Right Stuff. This does have a quick release clamp. This is a great head and is in great shape New it retails for $375. Shipped including Paypal $240 (everything is closed so no can of air to get rid of the dust that shows up in pictures LOL)


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    Re: Ballhead blow out....

    You should hold on to one of them Terry, you don't always need the cube. More often than not the lowly ball head will be the more efficient tool!

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    Re: Ballhead blow out....

    Quote Originally Posted by ddk View Post
    You should hold on to one of them Terry, you don't always need the cube. More often than not the lowly ball head will be the more efficient tool!
    I did hold on to one more. I have the Gitzo traveler 1550 tripod with a Gitzo 1780 ballhead and an RRS Pano clamp. It will hold all of my current gear. While the Gitzo 2780 is a bigger better head, it doesn't allow the traveller to fold down as nicely. The cube is on my bigger Gitzo 2541 tripod.

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    Re: Ballhead blow out....

    Sorry, I forgot who I was talking to, are you sure you don't want one Guy's packs?

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    Re: Ballhead blow out....

    Terry, I've sent a PM on the BH-40
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    Re: Ballhead blow out....

    Seriously I would go after the Gitzo head . These are not what they used to be and so much better than the past. I'm waiting for Terry to sell me the cube after her Iceland trip.
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    Re: Ballhead blow out....

    Hi Terry:

    If the RRS Ball head is still available, I will buy it for Marielle. Thanks.

    Gerry

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    Re: Ballhead blow out....

    The RRS is sold. Lot's of interest!!!!

    Now for the Gitzo....Read what Guy has to say about it but

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO he isn't getting my cube!

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    Re: Ballhead blow out....

    FWIW, the Gitzo Terry is selling is selling is the exact same one I use on my travel pod. Very lightweight and easy to adjust, plus it will hold my MF outfit just fine.
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