Heavy D800 = I Need A New Tripod Ball Head

Started Dec 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
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I think that Scott is right; you may want to consider upping your budget for a ballhead..
In reply to Scott Oberle, Dec 1, 2012

and getting one that will fully meet your needs the first time around.  I've got an ultimate ballhead by Acratech.  It is well made and locks down tight with a D800 and 24-70 lens or 80-200 lens.  It is currently priced at 289, comes with a quick release clamp, and it uses Acra type plates.  You might also check out the Kirk ballheads.  I haven't used one but you could get some feedback from folks on this site.  I've got one of their L brackets and it is well made and works great.

The RSS ballheads get outstanding reviews by most users but they are pricey.  However, with $3000 invested in your camera, you ought to consider getting a ballhead that will maximize its performance when you need to use your tripod.

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