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rock-solid ball head

shawnd

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shawnd Registered since 13th Feb 2012
Wed 04-Apr-12 08:04 AM

Are there any ball heads that are completely immoveable once tightened down? I'm mounting fairly light camera loads (D3x with 100mm lens... perhaps ~8 lbs) at precise angles in the belly ports of an airplane where they are subject to some bouncing around, light to moderate wind stress, and near freezing temps, and I want the cameras to maintain their precise positioning over the course of several days/weeks. I realize a ball head is not the best design for this purpose but it does give me the flexibility I need in positioning the cameras. I'm currently using Sunwayfoto DB-36TRLR with varying degrees of success (ie, 1 feels rock solid, 2 I can move with moderate pressure, and 1 moved on its own... even though they are all setup the same way). Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Shawn

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