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    Default Recommendation for ballheads

    Hi guys,

    I'm looking for a ball head to fit the Gitzo series 1 Traveller CF tripods. Preferably to hold 6 to 8 kgs with Arca type mount. And if possible, relatively small in size/diameter so that the legs can fold in properly.

    So far, Really Right Stuff BH-40 is the only one that seems to come close. Anyone has any recommmendations? Or links to pictures of the Traveller with ball heads?

    Cheers,

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    Default Re: Recommendation for ballheads

    Markins Q3 Emille - T K Photo has them. Very light and strong.

    There was a related thread in the Pentax section.
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=18

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    Default Re: Recommendation for ballheads

    Thanks! I will go down to TK to check it out!!

    Oh... managed to find a picture too!

    http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcbo...058&page=#1076

    And here's one with the BH-40 from RRS with the traveller.

    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=26580297

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: Recommendation for ballheads

    Ok. Went to TK and check out the Markins Q3. Beautiful piece of gear. However, it is slightly too 'thick' for the Traveller. The legs cannot fold properly thereafter.

    Any other recommendations? Or is the traveller not a popular model amongst our members here?

    Cheers,

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    Default Re: Recommendation for ballheads

    try oriental photo or cathay, they have smaller ballhead with acraswiss mounting, the brand is karingpoche (not sure i spelled it correctly).

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    Default Re: Recommendation for ballheads

    Thanks for the suggestion. Also tried that. The Kangrinpoche NB-3A. Same problem. I think the Markins Q3 seems to be better than the Kangrinpoche NB-3A.

    Perhaps I should consider just a clamp to mount on conventional screw of the standard ball heads. Anyone knows which type will screw straight in to the normal screws on the tripods?

    Cheers,

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