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Ball heads, vs pan/tilt heads

CharlieS

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CharlieS Registered since 29th Aug 2007
Tue 11-Aug-09 05:43 PM | edited Tue 11-Aug-09 05:45 PM by CharlieS

While i see some advantages and disadvantages with both, whats the big deal with ball heads? Now realizing i've never tried one, so i'm kind of old school, having always used a pan head, and with my limited tripod use, i've never invested in a super high quality head/legset.
Anyway, whats the flap about ballheads? Realizing both may have advantages, looking at ad's it looks like overall they're harder to control vs a straightforward pan/tilt head.
enlighten me please.

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