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    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    On ball heads, get the type that enables you to pan horizontally too.

    Next thing is, the less knobs the better. For example, some will have one knob for tension control, another for locking. Some is one knob to both, which is better, and less frustration when adjusting and using.
    You mean u can lock the ball to only pan horizontally? :0 Hahaha. Alright! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kandinsky View Post
    Thought of an analogy: Image that the tripod is your body, the camera is your head, and the ballhead is your neck. Now imagine your neck frozen in a cast/brace. Immediately, it makes it a lot harder for you to move your head (the camera) to look at the stuff you want to look at.

    E.g. if you wanted to look up at the sky, you would have to lie down on the ground! Even a slight look up to look at the floor display in a lift will require you to lean your whole body backwards at your waist. Life without a neck would be extremely inconvenient to say the least, so would a tripod without a ballhead. Please make sure you get one
    Hahahaha. Extremely hilarious how u describe it but its very true Like that why my eyes (lens) cannot roll itself to look up hahahaha.

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    Personally I have seen a dslr slammed down on to concrete floor due to a cheepo 20-30 dollar tripod (maybe it is those free gift tripod) at Mariana barrage.

    Camera makers give you those cheap free tripod at IT show for a reason, ... So that you can buy another camera soon .... just kidding.

    You seriously don't want it to happen to your camera

    Another advise, make sure you get a strong tripod leg which can take the weight of your equipment ... And a strong ball head.

    The 24-70 lens is heavy, if you are to for example tilt the camera up to shoot something in the sky, a weak ball head would not be able to hold the camera and lens in position, you will see your lens start swing downwards.

    If cost is a concern, try getting a benro or Sirui, both are quite good. Good quality tripod can be had a decent price At buy sell. And their value don't depreciate much if you get it second hand... So do get a good tripod.
    Last edited by DSolZ; 10th October 2015 at 07:59 AM.

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    Just remember, you need stability to get good shots if you are shooting long exposures.

    And the entire support strategy is only as strong as its weakest link... so scrounge on any part of the support setup, and you just wasted money on the others. So get the best you can afford, from legs to heads to even your quick release plates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSolZ View Post
    Personally I have seen a dslr slammed down on to concrete floor due to a cheepo 20-30 dollar tripod (maybe it is those free gift tripod) at Mariana barrage.

    Camera makers give you those cheap free tripod at IT show for a reason, ... So that you can buy another camera soon .... just kidding.

    You seriously don't want it to happen to your camera

    Another advise, make sure you get a strong tripod leg which can take the weight of your equipment ... And a strong ball head.

    The 24-70 lens is heavy, if you are to for example tilt the camera up to shoot something in the sky, a weak ball head would not be able to hold the camera and lens in position, you will see your lens start swing downwards.

    If cost is a concern, try getting a benro or Sirui, both are quite good. Good quality tripod can be had a decent price At buy sell. And their value don't depreciate much if you get it second hand... So do get a good tripod.
    Those are really flimsy. The only thing it supports is compact cameras

    Okay! Wouldnt want a weak ball head to screw up my long exposures for sure.

    Thanks for your advice bro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Just remember, you need stability to get good shots if you are shooting long exposures.

    And the entire support strategy is only as strong as its weakest link... so scrounge on any part of the support setup, and you just wasted money on the others. So get the best you can afford, from legs to heads to even your quick release plates.
    Thats true. I always believe in getting above average stuffs cos they are really worth their price.

    Thanks for your advice bro. I'll be prepared to eat grass for the rest of the month. Hahahaha

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