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    Default Ballhead + L bracket recommendations

    Thanks in advance, but I was thinking of buying the Gitzo GT3541LS CF Legs and needed ballhead and L bracket recommendations. (and/or anything else u think I might need) Shooting with D300, but waiting impatiently for the D800. Considering the Q20 (not sure lever or knob - someone please advice on pros and cons) Arca Swiss. Going to put on company expense (not really related to photography), so budget should be flexi. Do i need a stabilisation plate as well?(or is that too Kiasu)

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    Default Re: Ballhead + L bracket recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by calvinchan View Post
    Thanks in advance, but I was thinking of buying the Gitzo GT3541LS CF Legs and needed ballhead and L bracket recommendations. (and/or anything else u think I might need) Shooting with D300, but waiting impatiently for the D800. Considering the Q20 (not sure lever or knob - someone please advice on pros and cons) Arca Swiss. Going to put on company expense (not really related to photography), so budget should be flexi. Do i need a stabilisation plate as well?(or is that too Kiasu)

    Wah, can buy all that gear on company expense?

    What are you intending to shoot?
    pros of lever quick-release: fast, convenient
    cons: if you have > 1 QR plate (eg. 2 cameras), one setting for the lever may not grip both plates with equal force.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    Wah, can buy all that gear on company expense?
    Maybe certain companies allow the use of flexible benefits for pursuit of hobbies?

    Example: What Makes EDB Different | Singapore Economic Development Board

    Flexible Benefits Funds (which you can tap into even for your pursuit of hobbies)

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    Default Re: Ballhead + L bracket recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    Maybe certain companies allow the use of flexible benefits for pursuit of hobbies?

    Example: What Makes EDB Different | Singapore Economic Development Board
    Yup I know
    Was just teasing the TS. Good to have such benefits!
    Exploring! :)

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    Thanks for the advice guys. But they just announced the D800E, so now no money to buy tripod/ballhead, etc. Have to save for D800E.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calvinchan View Post
    so now no money.
    No money no honey. But if you have money look at Really Right Stuff.

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    RRS vs Markins? for a gitzo tripod. Which is better?
    I assume you're talking about BH-55 vs Q20

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    Quote Originally Posted by calvinchan View Post
    RRS vs Markins? for a gitzo tripod. Which is better?
    I assume you're talking about BH-55 vs Q20
    If you are going for a Gitzo Traveller like 1541T a Markins Q3T is probably the best choice. The BH-55 will go well on a Gitzo series 3. Some say it is too big for a Series 2 but some say it is fine. BH-55 is considered one of the ultimate ballhead while Markins used to be a cheap substitute for Arca-Swiss ballheads. Now there are even cheaper ones.

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    I am intending to get the series 3 tripod from gitzo. So markins vs rrh? Which is better? Many Thanks

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    Default Re: Ballhead + L bracket recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by calvinchan View Post
    I am intending to get the series 3 tripod from gitzo. So markins vs rrh? Which is better? Many Thanks
    Actually both are excellent. If you don't mind buying from US and waiting then buy RRS, otherwise the Markins is good enough.

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