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Old November 18th, 2011, 11:56 AM   #1
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Good ball head for DP Slider

Grabbing a DP slider over the holidays, and I need some advice on what heads you guys are using for this.

Must be able to support a 7D, with grip, and a 70-200. Guessing a Manfrotto 498RC4 would be acceptable?

Manfrotto 498RC4 Midi Ball Head with 410PL QR Plate 498RC4 B&H

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Old November 18th, 2011, 07:36 PM   #2
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Re: Good ball head for DP Slider

I don't use a ball head instead I use this fluid head.
Manfrotto 128LP Micro Fluid Head 128LP B&H Photo Video
They also have one with a QR plate
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Old November 18th, 2011, 09:06 PM   #3
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Re: Good ball head for DP Slider

My main concern is being able to adjust for angles. I plan on running the slider on 45* downward slides to emulate a little bit of a jib motion. That head doesn't allow for an angled adjustment which is why I was thinking ball head.

I do have a tripod but it is a 65mm bowl head and I dont think there are any sliders that can make that work.
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Old November 18th, 2011, 09:20 PM   #4
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Re: Good ball head for DP Slider

Just mount the adaptor plate on the 7d sideways and you can use the fluid head for all sorts of angles.
That's what I do with an old Manfrotto 501 head.
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