Ball Head Choice for Gitzo 1545T: Gitzo 82TQD vs. RRS Bh40 vs Acratech GP-ss

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Ball Head Choice for Gitzo 1545T: Gitzo 82TQD vs. RRS Bh40 vs Acratech GP-ss

Hello;

I just buy a new Travel Tripod: Gitzo 1545T Travel Series 1. It comes with 82TQD Ball Head.

I tried it yesterday, Tripod is really good. But I don't like the ball head comes with it... For that kind of money, I expect a ball head, that can adjust smoothly, but It's not. Especially using with telephoto lenses is really pain to make a fine adjust.

My old Benro Tripod's B1 ball head was better.

Now I'm just looking a new ball head, that adjusts smooth and not put much extra weight. Everyone praises Really Right Stuff's BH-40 ball head. And I read some good thing about Acratech GP-ss. I want to know; are they any better than Gitzo's about smoothness and is it worth to pay extra cash?

And of course, which one should I choose?

Thank you...

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