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mikeguil

ELMVALE, CA
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mikeguil Registered since 18th Dec 2005
Tue 01-Aug-06 11:22 AM

After many months of reading reviews, asking questions and reading comments, I've decided on a RRS ballhead. Now I need to narrow down between the BH40 and BH55. Although weight isn't a huge consideration for me. I'll be using it at first on a Manfrotto 058, and at almost 15 lbs for it alone, a couple more won't make a huge difference. But eventually, I'll be moving it to a Gitzo 1325. I'll be using with a max of a D200/D2x with AF-S 28-70 2.8 and very shortly the AF-S 70-200. Possibly with a SB-800 on top. Price is of no concern. I want to buy my last head so would rather spend the extra if I need to.

My question is, will the BH40 do the job or should I get the BH55? I was set on the BH55, but comments about the weight of it has made me reconsider. If the BH40 will handle the weight of my equipment, even when shooting vertical (using the drop zones), then I would like to save the weight. But if it's questionable, I'd rather go straight to the BH55.

Has anyone purchased the BH40 and then wished they had the BH55? Or has anyone upgraded and found the BH55 that much better?

Mike Guilbault
http://www.mgphotography.com

Mike Guilbault
Elmvale, Ontario, Canada
http://www.PhotographyWorkshops.ca
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