Ball Head Recommendation

Started May 6, 2003 | Discussions thread
Dan Seely
Dan Seely Forum Member • Posts: 85
Re: Ball Head Recommendation

I've used a Linhof Profi II for about 15 years now on a Gitzo 226 tripod. It's been a great ball head for up to a 300 f/2.8. It (and the tripod) are porbably a little small for anything over that.


John Isgren wrote:
There is also a Kaiser and Linhof heads in this range, anybody have
any experiance? (I would do a search, but the search functionis

John Isgren wrote:

I know the answer will be to eventually get an Acraswiss or
Acratech, but I need something iterim. Having switched from medium
format to D100 I just sold my 3265 pistol grip and need to find
something to replace it with for

I have been looking at the Bogen 488 midi head, or the Giottos
MH-1001. Would either of these be passable for use with a D100,
MB100, and the 17-35 2.8 AFS. The biggest thing I would use is the
80-200 2.8 AFS with the TC-20E-II. I will be doing some lite
hiking in June. The other option would be to go to a standard
3-way Bogen head.

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