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danmacinSD Registered since 17th Dec 2012
Fri 18-Jan-13 05:24 PM

So as I've mentioned, I'm an avid backpacker and frequently do some long trips. I'm in the market for a new tripod/ ballhead assembly. I think the SLIK Pro 724 will serve my purposes for the tripod, but I am stuck on the ballhead.
I've heard many say that Really Right Stuff are the only answer. I looked up the RH40 and it was in the neighborhood of $375. Now I don't mind spending more on the ballhead than the tripod if it makes sense and users tell me, there is no comparison. But are there other good options that fit with SLIK 724 and will support my uses below?

- Nikon D600 Body
- primarily outdoor shooting (but some indoor as well)
- will probably never use more than a 300mm lens
- needs to be fairly light and compact for 20 mile plus backpacking trips
- Compatible with SLIK 724

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