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Manfrotto/Bogen ballheads


Roma, IT
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geo Basic Member
Wed 14-Feb-01 01:10 PM

Hello everybody!

I would appreciate your help in choosing a new ball head. I own a Manfrotto 055NAT tripod with a 168 heavy duty ball. I am not at ease with the head. It has a not much smooth movement, expecially with my 500/4 P ED IF on it; plus, when I lock it, it moves a bit, changing the framing I have set. I do not know whether this is normal with ballheads, or the 168 is undersized for that heavy lens. I am considering switching to a Manfrotto 468RC proball. The design seems to be similar to that of Arca and Kirk ballheads. The thing that holds me back is that I read and hear a lot of blessing about Arca and Kirk, and nothing about the Manfrotto proball. The price difference is huge. Is there any fellow Nikon user that has any experience with the Manfrotto proball, or has been able to compare it with the Kirk and the Arca?
Thanks a lot,