Best tripod head for >500mm to target small objects

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Pointbass
Pointbass Junior Member • Posts: 32
Re: Best tripod head for >500mm to target small objects

JMoochie wrote:

What type of tripod head is best for long-distance shots on small objects, like birds for use with the likes of the Nikon P900, P950 and P1000?

Ball head

Tilt and pan (regular)

Gimbal head

What are the reasons for one being preferred for this use over another?

Is there anything decent for under $100 that you use?

Are fluid or gear heads the only way to go?

I’m very interested to see what the responses are, as well. I’ve been advised that the Lim’s mount is the best way to support the lens, so,I’m interested in a complimentary head to go along with it for a P1000

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