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What tripod/head upgrade

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J_Harris Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Awarded for his contribution to the Nikonians Articles section Nikonian since 29th Mar 2011
Thu 11-Oct-12 01:36 PM


JRP,

Thank you for the detailed explanation of the criteria for your ball head ratings and tiers, it's very informative. I have come to expect no less from Nikonians thanks to you, Neil, and the other moderators and members.

I have been very happy with the performance of the BH-1, however, I shoot as a hobby only so I probably do not use a ball head to its extremes. One reason why I went with Kirk products even though they are not always rated "number one", is they still have a well respected reputation and they are made in the U.S.A. These days we don't make very much anymore and I wanted to be supportive.

I was reading the Nikonian ball head article you linked to in an earlier post. I believe Kirk must have updated/changed some of the specifications for the BH-1 since the article was written.

specifications page of the article:
https://www.nikonians.org/html/resources/non-nikon_articles/markins/markins_2.html

Kirk's webpage with BH-1 specifications:
http://www.kirkphoto.com/BH-1_Ball_Head.html


In fairness to Kirk's BH-1 I would like to update the changed BH-1 specifications. If my math and conversions are correct :

weight: 30.0 ounces (1.87 pounds) (850.4 grams)
Height: 4-9/16 inches (4.55 inches) (115.8 millimeters)
Load Capacity: 50 pounds (22.6 kilograms)

Jerry

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