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ball head or gimbal?

bostondog1

Granger, US
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bostondog1 Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Jul 2007
Tue 11-Sep-07 03:59 PM

Hey everyone, I recently bought a Nikkor 500f4 AF-S and need a tripod mt/head of some kind for my Bogen 3021. I can't decide between a gimbal type mt. (Jobu/Kirk King Cobra) or a ball head (Kirk BH-1/Markin MO2).
With a gimbal type, would I have to carry an extra ball head if I wanted to instantly go to camera mt from lense mt?
Would the aforementioned ball heads be able to handle that big glass if I wanted to tighten it up and just "throw it over my shoulder" on my tripod?
The Markin had not entered the picture until I started reading the Nikonian blog. Sounds like a pretty good unit.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions or advice.

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