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Replacement Ball Head for Gitzo Traveler Tripod.


Delavan, Wisconsin, US
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airgunr Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 05th May 2004
Wed 17-Sep-08 02:05 PM

I've been using the Gitzo Traveler tripod for awhile now and love it's lightness and size.

My problem is the ball head that came with it just doesn't hold up to my gear.

I usually use my F5 or F6 (sometimes with a SB-800 flash) with the following lenses.

17-35mm f/2.8
24-85mm f/2.8-4
80-400mm f/4-5.6 VR

Even with the 24-85mm the ball slips when I try to mount it vertical or on the side of the ball head. It just keeps slowly dropping down.

So, what would be a good replacement that isn't TOO big & heavy for the tripod?

William J. Slater