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patrick9000

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patrick9000 Registered since 06th Apr 2013
Tue 23-Apr-13 04:22 AM

Soon I'm going to purchase a Manfrotto 055CX Pro3 (carbon fiber) tripod, and I'm looking for some recommendations for a ball head for it. The primary use will be hiking in with the tripod strapped to the backpack in order to do landscapes, so weight is a consideration. I will mount a D800, and the heaviest lens in the near future will probably be the 850g 70-200 f/4 VR (i.e. less than 2 pounds), so it doesn't necessarily have to support a monster telephoto lens, though of course that could be a plus down the road.

I'm hoping to keep the cost under $200, but if you have a heartfelt suggestion that I spend a little more go right ahead.

I've run across some likely candidates on the web but thought I'd get some good ideas here.

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