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    Hi all,

    I going to purchase a Manfrotto 190PROCX3 Tripod.
    But I cant decide which ball head to choice for??

    But I have make up this 2 ball head.

    1st option : Horizontal Grip Action Ball Head 322RC2
    http://www.manfrotto.com/Jahia/site/...lsf=81&child=2

    2nd option : Ball Head With RC2 486RC2 (Typo Error Should be 488RC2)
    http://www.manfrotto.com/Jahia/site/manfrotto/pid/2304

    Pls advice thanks....
    Last edited by Rubber_Duck; 16th July 2008 at 03:34 PM. Reason: Sorri... Typo error should be 488RC2

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    Default Re: Advcie for Tripod Head.

    Personally i would choose option 2. Reason been that i prefer to hold the camera and lens to do the framing.

    Why not just top up a bit more to your budget to get 488RC2.... Just a bit more expensive but it is a lot better.

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    Default Re: Advcie for Tripod Head.

    go and try both out at CP and decide which one suits you better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leong23 View Post
    Personally i would choose option 2. Reason been that i prefer to hold the camera and lens to do the framing.

    Why not just top up a bit more to your budget to get 488RC2.... Just a bit more expensive but it is a lot better.
    Sorry, for my typo error.]
    Actually should be 488RC2....

    I also felt the same as you...

    Thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    go and try both out at CP and decide which one suits you better
    OK.. Will go down and try it later....
    thanks.....

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    I have a Manfrotto 055 Pro Black. I have a Benro KJ-2 Ball-head mounted to it. Love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by synapseman View Post
    I have a Manfrotto 055 Pro Black. I have a Benro KJ-2 Ball-head mounted to it. Love it.
    Is that your advice??

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    Oh one more question.

    This ball head Manfrotto 488RC2 able to support 8kg.
    but tripod still able to balance the weight of the ball head?



    http://www.bogenimaging.jp/Jahia/sit...AN&market=MKT1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubber_Duck View Post
    Oh one more question.

    This ball head Manfrotto 488RC2 able to support 8kg.
    but tripod still able to balance the weight of the ball head?

    http://www.bogenimaging.jp/Jahia/sit...AN&market=MKT1
    what do u mean? tripod cannot support a head that weights 0.67kg?
    if u talking about camera+cam load 8kg, it depends on the leg... best is to judge by the weakest link(aka the 1 which give less weight support)

    as far as the 2 ballheads is concern, the 488rc2 is definitely the stronger of the 2, the griphead is more meant for speed and ease of use but some ppl might not agree on this tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubber_Duck View Post
    Is that your advice??
    Yes. Because I find it represents good value for money.

    However, if you wish to stick with Manfrotto, go with the 488RC2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    what do u mean? tripod cannot support a head that weights 0.67kg?
    if u talking about camera+cam load 8kg, it depends on the leg... best is to judge by the weakest link(aka the 1 which give less weight support)

    as far as the 2 ballheads is concern, the 488rc2 is definitely the stronger of the 2, the griphead is more meant for speed and ease of use but some ppl might not agree on this tho.
    Oh Sorry....
    actually that's is what I mean.
    Thanks....

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    Quote Originally Posted by synapseman View Post
    Yes. Because I find it represents good value for money.

    However, if you wish to stick with Manfrotto, go with the 488RC2.
    Oh.. Thanks...
    I have decided with this set up..
    now is only the ball head.

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    Thanks guys...!!!!

    I just got my 190CXPRO3 tripod and 488RC2 ball head.

    While in the shop today, got to hold on to both ball head.(486RC2 and 488RC2)
    The 486RC2 only have 1 lock screw for all direction.
    As for 488RC2 there are 2 lock screw. 1 for horizontal rotating (360 degree) and another is mainly for the ball head adjusting

    The Overall the feeling of the tripod and is very light weight even include the ball (0.6kg)
    I hope.....
    During NS, Beginning get to hold on and carried M16. and felt the weight is still ok...
    but later part the weight is killing me.....

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    Hi,
    You mean the 488RC2 allows the camera to pan 360 ?
    My 486RC2 do not have that, its really a pain if I want to do panorama shots.

    BTW, how much do you pay for the 488RC2 ? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubber_Duck View Post
    Thanks guys...!!!!

    I just got my 190CXPRO3 tripod and 488RC2 ball head.

    While in the shop today, got to hold on to both ball head.(486RC2 and 488RC2)
    The 486RC2 only have 1 lock screw for all direction.
    As for 488RC2 there are 2 lock screw. 1 for horizontal rotating (360 degree) and another is mainly for the ball head adjusting

    The Overall the feeling of the tripod and is very light weight even include the ball (0.6kg)
    I hope.....
    During NS, Beginning get to hold on and carried M16. and felt the weight is still ok...
    but later part the weight is killing me.....
    yes, its light if u carry for awhile in the shop, its another different story when walking around under the sun.
    nt scaring u, but thats my experience from carrying around a 1.6kg+/- tripod+head which is consider one of the lighter setup
    Last edited by ExplorerZ; 17th July 2008 at 04:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUZ_BUZ View Post
    You mean the 488RC2 allows the camera to pan 360?
    Yes. It's not just useful for panorama, it's also a quick and easy way to rotate the ball head's control (so that knob is nearest the left hand) after you've set up the tripod and don't feel like picking up the tripod to rotate the setup (and having to readjust the leg heights if the ground is uneven).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUZ_BUZ View Post
    Hi,
    You mean the 488RC2 allows the camera to pan 360 ?
    My 486RC2 do not have that, its really a pain if I want to do panorama shots.

    BTW, how much do you pay for the 488RC2 ? Thanks.
    Yes, I understand what you mean..
    at first I was thinking to get the 486RC2, but after looking and thinking...
    I decided the 2 ball heads that I had mention on my early thread.

    Yes, And there is also degree reading on the Ball Head...
    Don't know why the pix doesn't show the number...

    So you able to turn according to the degree lor...
    I felt will be useful when you want to take a 360 degree pan shot.

    The ball head cost me Sin$150 (After converting to YEN with 10% off)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    yes, its light if u carry for awhile in the shop, its another different story when walking around under the sun.
    nt scaring u, but thats my experience from carrying around a 1.6kg+/- tripod+head which is consider one of the lighter setup
    Aiyo... you are scaring me now.....
    I tot that will the lighter set up so far............
    Last edited by Rubber_Duck; 17th July 2008 at 09:56 PM.

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    Just want to share with you all.
    How the set up will be like with my 450D





    Sorry for the blur pix.. using my PnS camera...

    Overall I felt the tripod with the ball head is very stable and solid too..

    Once again.. Thanks..!!!
    Last edited by Rubber_Duck; 18th July 2008 at 01:50 PM.

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    Default Re: Advcie for Tripod Head.

    I am also thinking to get one . BTW , how much is the tripod and ball head?

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