Help choising ball head

maxphoto

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I am trying to decide on a ball head. I want something good without going overkill or too expensive. I do want friction control as I have one legacy long telephoto I tend to use frequently.
I want something light weight, but sturdy.
I was thinking of the 3 Legged Thing AirHed 0 or one of the Photo Clams.
Any thoughts on these or any others I should consider?
Thanks
 

WasOM3user

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I have been pleasantly surprised by the C10X head supplied with my Sirui T-005X tripod.

200 gm and specs state 15kg load capacity - not tested it but it's held my EM-5 with legacy lenses easily and the complete tripod and head for less than the 3LT head alone
 

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I just got a T-005X as well, after it was recommended to me by the staff at B&H in New York -- I don't do much tripod work but I've been pleased with both the tripod and the ball head so far!
 

mcasan

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Sirui K-20X ballhead on Feisol legs! :biggrin:

This set replaced my RRS BH-55 setting on Gitzo legs. I needed that set for my former 35mm Canon equipment. Can you say heavy?

I was out shooting in the woods and stream beds this weekend. The combo of a M43 body and lens over the Sirui and Feisol is fantastic....and so very much lighter. :wink:
 

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Check Sirui and Benro. You neef a lot less ballhead once you stop mounting these dslr dinosaurs on them :) Having said that, when weight is not an issue, i'm still favoring my big RRS ballhead with Gitzo. Ease of use, not better IQ. Budget and weight will determine therefore your choice...

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heedpantsnow

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What did you decide on? I'm always in this dilemma as well. It seems like the smaller, lighter heads that you would use for m4/3 are also lower quality and less features. :frown:
 

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What did you decide on? I'm always in this dilemma as well. It seems like the smaller, lighter heads that you would use for m4/3 are also lower quality and less features. :frown:
Both Markins and RRS make small ballheads that are full featured. And both companies have reputations for producing quality products. These products are also priced accordingly.

--Ken
 

maxphoto

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I haven't made a decision yet. I would like to keep the cost under $200. I also want a light set-up as this one is for hiking and will be going on carbon fiber legs.
 

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