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Matthews Ballheads

PerroneFord

Tallahassee, US
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PerroneFord Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Wed 16-May-12 04:51 PM

I wanted to ask if anyone here is familiar with the Matthews series of ball heads. I know they aren't a big name in photography circles, but in the world of Cinema, they are a giant of the industry. I hadn't had much use for ball heads until quite recently, but they are about to become a critical piece of my work.

I ordered a Redged and a Matthews head 2 weeks ago. Both seem ok. The Matthews is very smooth, with great friction and an elliptical ball. So this week I ordered the larger head.

I won't be using these on a tripod, but on a floor plate. My needs are to have the camera and lens locked down and NOT MOVE. I don't need to pan smoothly, or anything else. So locking power and stability trumps all for me.

Anyway, just wondered how these compare to some of the other options out there.

Thanks,

-P

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