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    Linhof ballhead

    I've been using standard tripod head for years but recently bought Gitzo 2542 tripod and very happy with it. The standard head I use is pretty big so I'm thinking of getting a ball head. But never used one. Since I've used Linhof LF gear I look at Linhof ballheads. Specifically Linhof Profi Ballhead II. So the question would be is this the right choice?

    For use with Nikon D3x and D800e + 14-24, 24-70 and (hopefully) 200/2 lenses.

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    Re: Linhof ballhead

    I use the Linhoff and it is a good head, but it may struggle with the 200 f2.8

    I would suggest you look at the Novoflex Classic Ball 3.

    I have the 5, which is big, heavy, but rock solid!

    The 3 may be a better alternative for your needs.

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    Re: Linhof ballhead

    Hi

    I have ended up with an Acratech ball head, it's great and copes easily with my D800 and 200 f2. I'd happily recommend it based on my own experiences.

    Good luck with whatever you go for!

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    Re: Linhof ballhead

    Thank you guys! I'll look at all them and hopefully try.

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    Re: Linhof ballhead

    Hi Alex,

    The most cost effective ball head I've ever used is Benro B4 which costs ~ $180. I've been using it for over 5 years without any problems. It can carry a DSLR with ANY lenses including my Canon 400mm f/2.8. I've been using it with my medium format gears all the time.

    I also like RRS BH-55 a lot.

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    Re: Linhof ballhead

    Quote Originally Posted by Swissblad View Post
    I use the Linhoff and it is a good head, but it may struggle with the 200 f2.8

    I would suggest you look at the Novoflex Classic Ball 3.

    I have the 5, which is big, heavy, but rock solid!

    The 3 may be a better alternative for your needs.
    I second the recommendation on Novoflex Classic balls. They are really good, also look at the Arca,- I just switched over to the A/S P0 with my 645 DF / Phase back (also works well with the Cambo) on a series 2 Gitzo - really nice match and lighter than the Novoflex. You will not go wrong with either one.


    Phil

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    Re: Linhof ballhead

    I'm an Arca Cube fan and also B1G but if I were to pick a good universal ball head it would have to be the RRS BH-55. I personally prefer the B1G but I would concede that I'm probably not typical in that I don't mind BIG stuff. I had the RRS for years and it knows few equals IMHO.
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