Ball Head Recommendation

Started Mar 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
irvweiner Contributing Member • Posts: 705
Re: Ball Head Recommendation

The Manfrotto 410 geared head is rated for 22 lbs (10 kilos), I have no problems using my 70-200 (Nikon or Sigma) or my 150-500 Sigma with it-BUT MAKE SURE YOU USE THE SUPPLIED LENS FOOT. This holds for any ballhead, mounting the camera body on a head and hanging the lens on the body can be damaging and unstable. Use of the foot greatly reduces the rotational torque force, similar to kids balancing on seesaw, the total load is not reduced but if your ballhead grip loosens a bit you're still safe from slamming the lens into the tripod.

Download a pdf of the Manfrotto catalogue for much more info.

irv weiner

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