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Old December 4th, 2009, 12:26 PM   #1
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Can you do pans with a ballhead?

Hello,

I own the SILK 700dx tripod system. It is not bad but the head is not very good for pans.

I seem to be able to upgrade to a Slik SBH-550 Professional Ball Head.

But I have never used a ball head before. Can you do normal pans with a ball head?

Here is a link to the head:

Slik SBH-550 Professional Ball Head: Berger Brothers

I need the tripod for a video camera (hmc-150) so pans are important.

Any guidance would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Simon
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Old December 4th, 2009, 03:10 PM   #2
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You want a "fluid head" for video use. Ball heads are for stationary shots.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 03:22 PM   #3
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Thanks. That is what I thought.

I appreciate the information.

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Old December 5th, 2009, 08:46 AM   #4
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Hello,

thanks for the information. Makes sense.

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