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    Default Choosing Gitzo and Manfrotto Tripod Head

    Hi, I need some help in buying a good tripod head. I am looking for some value for money tripod head from either Gitzo or Manfrotto. Pls suggest model and price.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Choosing Gitzo and Manfrotto Tripod Head

    Of course it would be better if you could provide the specification of the tripod head.

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    Pls suggest if the price includes the base plate

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    Default Re: Choosing Gitzo and Manfrotto Tripod Head

    Quote Originally Posted by Henessy View Post
    Pls suggest if the price includes the base plate

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    Of cos the head comes with the base plate. If not, how to mount??
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    Default Re: Choosing Gitzo and Manfrotto Tripod Head

    Quote Originally Posted by Henessy View Post
    Hi, I need some help in buying a good tripod head. I am looking for some value for money tripod head from either Gitzo or Manfrotto. Pls suggest model and price.

    Thanks
    it will be better if u let us know ur budget and usage.

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    Default Re: Choosing Gitzo and Manfrotto Tripod Head

    You got to be kidding! You need to give some specs - e.g. whether for a P & S camera (less than 1 kg) or for a medium format camera with very long lens (more than 8 kg) so that you can get some meaningful advice! Tripod heads are manufactured for different requirements and unless we know what these are, how can anyone advise you?

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    I am apologised for not specifying my requirements. Pls forgive me.

    I am looking for some tripod head that can provide support for at least 5 kg to about 8 kg at most.

    I am using DSLR.

    Thanks, I hope that you help a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    it will be better if u let us know ur budget and usage.
    My budget is about 150. Can be second hand or 1st hand.

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    Default Re: Choosing Gitzo and Manfrotto Tripod Head

    5 - 8kg, that is a heavy setup, think you should go for Gitzo or Markin ball head.

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    Default Re: Choosing Gitzo and Manfrotto Tripod Head

    Your description is too general. There are many type of tripod heads available, each for different application. Do you need fast movement? Do you need precise adjustments? Do you need the head to assist you in alignment works?

    Don't think you can get a Gitzo head for $150, even a used one.

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    Default Re: Choosing Gitzo and Manfrotto Tripod Head

    Actually you looking for a ball head having a maximum load of 5-8kg or your setup is 5-8kg. That a great differenece.

    $150 can only get a basic ball head from Manfrotto. A decent ball head $400 and above. A good one from Markin is around $800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henessy View Post
    My budget is about 150. Can be second hand or 1st hand.

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    150 can only land u with a 2nd hand manfrotto ball head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henessy View Post
    My budget is about 150. Can be second hand or 1st hand.

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    Add $30 more can get u the Manfrotto 488RC0 ballhead, can support up to 8kg. Last time i bought it at $180.
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    TK Foto selling Manfrotto 488RC2 at about $140...should be sufficient for TS needs...Look for James...

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