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    RRS ballhead question

    Which ballhead from Really Right Stuff would be most suitable for something like a Hasselblad H3D with a HC 210/4 attached?

    I won't be using it for anything heavier than this. Will the BH-40 be sufficient? or do I really need the BH-55 instead?

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    Re: RRS ballhead question

    I have one on a light setup. It's probably OK provided you are using an L bracket. Ballheads last an awfully long time, I would buy the BH-55. I am still using an Arca B1 that has survived many camera systems.
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    Re: RRS ballhead question

    Quote Originally Posted by Dolce Moda View Post
    Which ballhead from Really Right Stuff would be most suitable for something like a Hasselblad H3D with a HC 210/4 attached?

    I won't be using it for anything heavier than this. Will the BH-40 be sufficient? or do I really need the BH-55 instead?
    What tripod will it be mounted on?

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    Re: RRS ballhead question

    I have a Manfrotto 055XB... i think.

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    Re: RRS ballhead question

    I have an L-bracket. It came with the camera when I bought it. I haven't used it yet.

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    Re: RRS ballhead question

    You need the L bracket if you will ever use it in portrait mode. There's so much weight with the H that it just won't be usable tilted to one side. I started off with a Kirk plate but soon found that the L bracket is the only way to go. Bear in mind that I am using it for landscape so I want stability for longer than you might.
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    Re: RRS ballhead question

    I've used to shoot the H1 with the 210 on occasion using the BH-55. Personally I think that's your better choice.
    As far as L bracket, first accessory I buy for every camera.
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    Re: RRS ballhead question

    Thanks guys. BH-55 it is then!

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    Re: RRS ballhead question

    You've made the right choice. I've owned both, and the BH-55 will be much better than the BH-40 for your H3D and a 210mm.
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    Re: RRS ballhead question

    I use the BH-55 and its awesome, Walk around with the camera on the end of the tripod over the shoulder and don't worry about it falling of at all!
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    Re: RRS ballhead question

    Quote Originally Posted by Dolce Moda View Post
    I have a Manfrotto 055XB... i think.
    That is what I initially put my BH-55 on when I bought one....didn't take long for me to realize that I needed a leg upgrade...It's a never ending cycle. :>)

    Steve

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