A few questions about a tripod head...

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A few questions about a tripod head...
8 months ago

Hi all, a few years ago I bought this tripod head:

http://www.manfrotto.com/mini-ball-head-494

But I find that when I have my NEX7 mounted with a ~1lb lens, it sags a little when I tighten the ballhead. At first I was thinking it was the ballhead sagging -- but now I'm wondering if it's actually the NEX7 sagging a little?

Meaning, first question: even if I got a bigger/stronger ballhead, would the NEX7 still sag with a ~1lb lens attached?

Next question: I usually use the tripod for a single shot, but I was just on a trip in which I kept having to mount/unmount the tripod -- and I really get now why I should have gotten a head with a quick release.

Should I "standardize" on the Acra mount, or is there perhaps some other common system I should be considering?

Thanks!  -Scott

Sony Alpha NEX-7
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