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Old May 1st, 2013, 11:01 AM   #1
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Ball Head recommendation

Can anyone recommend a ball head that will attach to a shoe bracket - I've a few cheapies that never stay tight so I'm looking for something that's engineered better.

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Old May 1st, 2013, 11:02 AM   #2
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Re: Ball Head recommendation

Manfrotto 492LCD Micro Ball Head 492LCD B&H Photo Video
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Old May 1st, 2013, 12:04 PM   #3
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Second. I'm very impressed with how sturdy that head is.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 12:43 PM   #4
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Re: Ball Head recommendation

The FLM CB18 from Speedgraphic in the UK is small but extremely strong:

FLM CB18 Ball Head - Ball Socket

I have half a dozen of them.

If you need some way to mount them in cold shoes get some of these Kaavie Dual Nuts:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I often use the above combined with these sort of flashgun stands to place small cams like the TM900 and GoPro and audio recorders:

Camera Hard Plastic Black Flash Stand Base for Canon: Amazon.co.uk: Camera & Photo

They are longer than the normal flash stands so are more stable.

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Old May 1st, 2013, 12:59 PM   #5
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Re: Ball Head recommendation

I have to add my vote for the Manfrotto 492LCD. I have one and plan to add another to my 'kit'. The Speedgraphic also looks like a sturdy ball-head, I just have never used one.

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Old May 2nd, 2013, 11:03 AM   #6
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Cheers guys - as usual this forum has come up trumps!!!!
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Old May 8th, 2013, 11:03 AM   #7
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one more vote for the Manfrotto 492LCD :)
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Old May 8th, 2013, 11:08 AM   #8
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Re: Ball Head recommendation

also keep in mind there are cheap adapters to go from 3/8 to shoe and/or to 1/4 then to shoe, which opens up any regular ballheads. i've gotten to like the one that comes with this kit quite a bit. huge capacity, nice size ball.

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