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    Default KangRinpoche Professional Ballhead

    Been to Cathay Photo today and notice that they have another type of Professional ballhead : KangRinpoche NB-3 Professional Ballhead.
    Made in China, but very very good handling and extremely good quality.
    An competitive match to Markins and AUB.

    Website as below.
    http://www.kangrinpoche.com/main.asp

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    Default More pictures of KangRinpoche Professional Ballhead

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    Default Specification of KangRinpoche Professional Ballhead

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    I only knew that in Tibetian the word "Rinpoche" means "precious wish-fulfilling gem"!

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    the killer qn...

    how much does it cost?
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    OMG! china does it again!
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    Anyone owns this ballhead before?

    I have today hands on between KangRinpoche NB-3 Professional Ballhead and Markins M-10. All I can say is both are equally good.
    KangRinpoche NB-3 Professional Ballhead is heavier than Markins (220 grams) more and slightly bigger in size.
    But it have a slightly better grip (due to longer plate at quick shoe), more weight load capacity (6 kgs more) and a slight better friction control at ballhead movements.
    And better design to prevent dust/sand from getting into the ballhead (the edge between the ball body and the main body)
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    shucks...

    i find it too heavy...

    but good attempt from China!

    i think i'll keep my manfrotto ballhead...
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    waah looks like they r realli emerging everywhere....

    how much how much??

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    It's a clear cross between AUB and M10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Tiger
    Anyone owns this ballhead before?

    I have today hands on between KangRinpoche NB-3 Professional Ballhead and Markins M-10. All I can say is both are equally good.
    KangRinpoche NB-3 Professional Ballhead is heavier than Markins (220 grams) more and slightly bigger in size.
    But it have a slightly better grip (due to longer plate at quick shoe), more weight load capacity (6 kgs more) and a slight better friction control at ballhead movements.
    And better design to prevent dust/sand from getting into the ballhead (the edge between the ball body and the main body)

    i guess most of us will not be using the ballhead for Large Format cameras, are we?

    i'm comfortable with max load of maybe 10kg.
    jus buy what we need! and that is a light ballhead with an equally light price tag... hehe


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    may i know how much is it ?

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    U don't need the extra 6kg+ load capacity, u'll probably need the weight savings or the Markins or the Acratech.

    Friction control? Both Markins and Acratech are also good in their own right. So I say go for the lighter one. (M or A)

    Quote Originally Posted by King Tiger
    Anyone owns this ballhead before?

    I have today hands on between KangRinpoche NB-3 Professional Ballhead and Markins M-10. All I can say is both are equally good.
    KangRinpoche NB-3 Professional Ballhead is heavier than Markins (220 grams) more and slightly bigger in size.
    But it have a slightly better grip (due to longer plate at quick shoe), more weight load capacity (6 kgs more) and a slight better friction control at ballhead movements.
    And better design to prevent dust/sand from getting into the ballhead (the edge between the ball body and the main body)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ23
    U don't need the extra 6kg+ load capacity, u'll probably need the weight savings or the Markins or the Acratech.

    Friction control? Both Markins and Acratech are also good in their own right. So I say go for the lighter one. (M or A)
    Acratech Ultimate Ball no friction control... thoou fine with me...

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    OT a bit.. the name of the ballhead sounds like Everest's sherpa's name

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    Quote Originally Posted by locksley
    may i know how much is it ?
    Yes, million dollar question, how much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye
    OT a bit.. the name of the ballhead sounds like Everest's sherpa's name
    Oh it is i think... ... go read the chinese website...

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    Looks really good but too heavy for me. If price is right than it may be a good buy. Seriously take the spec with a pinch of salt. KT what innovation does it use to prevent dust from getting into the ballhead ?.

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    Go for the lighter ballheads (i.e. Markins or Acratech). At the end of the day, you will find that that 220 grams does make a difference to your overall weight load. You have to achieve a balance between tripod + ballhead weight and overall stability of your setup, not too heavy + stable = good. A good CF tripod and either the Markins or Acratech would give you that.

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    KT just realised we were all wrong about the weight. NB3 only weight 350g and max load of 15kg ?? not the one you mentioned. That was for the NB1.
    I am interested !!.

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