smallest/lightest tripod head w/panning

Started May 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
tmountainnut
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Re: Manfrotto 482/492 ballhead
In reply to Osvaldo Cristo, May 28, 2013

Osvaldo Cristo wrote:

I have one Manfrotto 482 micro ball head mounted on my Manfrotto tabletop tripod legs. I believe that ball head was replaced by a newer model, 492LCD.

Although you can pan all 360 degrees, you cannot do it if the ball is locked. The lock mechanism is the same for the ball head and the head rotation. It looks the newer model has the same feature.

This ball head is small, light weight, secure and reliable. I have used it for many years - actually for many of my travels my single tripod (and of course the ball head) is this one.

The problem with that head is that you can't pan 360 with the ball locked. I'm looking for something that will allow the head to pan 360 with the ball portion locked.

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