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    Default Is This The New King Of BallHeads??

    Came across this site recently. Have anyone heard about this new ballhead. Specs are awesome but so is the price
    http://luminous-landscape.com/review...rrs-bh55.shtml

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    normally i would consider RRS as overpriced item... even thou it looks rather 'cool' i think unless your setup is damn heavy, otherwise... no use for a US350-450 ball head... rough estimate would be at least 600-800 cost...
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    I just bought a Markins M-10. It's fantastic. I am going to use it until I die, leave it to my son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernardsia
    I just bought a Markins M-10. It's fantastic. I am going to use it until I die, leave it to my son.
    option A) pass it to me...
    option B) pass it to me... hehehe...
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    hah. You have no chance for this one. It's a keeper for life.

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    Every now and then, the current ultimate ballhead is overtaken by another one, better design, better material and so forth and somehow higher price and many photogs fall for it.

    For me, the ultimate is a simple video head with fluid movement - just a simple pan and tilt head will do and it cost me just a tad over $100/-. Fabulous for wild life and actions/sports.

    Just my 10cents worth of view. 2 cents are hardly used these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallaperture
    Every now and then, the current ultimate ballhead is overtaken by another one, better design, better material and so forth and somehow higher price and many photogs fall for it.

    For me, the ultimate is a simple video head with fluid movement - just a simple pan and tilt head will do and it cost me just a tad over $100/-. Fabulous for wild life and actions/sports.

    Just my 10cents worth of view. 2 cents are hardly used these days.
    Can see that you really know nothing about the importance of the right equipment for the right job...

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    what espn said is right...never overlook the importance of every single piece of photographic equipment that you have, be it lens, filter, camera body, tripod, ball-head etc.

    there will be times you need to set the camera on super long shutter speeds, or capturing identical frames over and over again. you cannot afford to have the tripod head slowly slidding down over time (these are minutes changes which you cannot detect via naked eyes until it is too late). that is when you start cursing yourself...

    then again, if you forsee you don't require such high quality, i don't see why one can't settle for a cheaper piece of equipment. different needs, different uses, different purchases.

    im making such redundant statements nowadays
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    Quote Originally Posted by bernardsia
    hah. You have no chance for this one. It's a keeper for life.
    Ya, same here... my Markins M-10 is going to be a permanant accessory

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gymrat76
    Ya, same here... my Markins M-10 is going to be a permanant accessory
    Can sponsor me one too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Can sponsor me one too?
    me too... i dun mind the cool sleek look of the acratech ultimate ballhead too... even thou it can't hold much weight...
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    I checked the Acratech again at CP. Nah. Tilting forward is too clumsy. With the M-10 at 100g more, the load is another 3x. The list price of the M-10 is cheaper too? I must be going blind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallaperture
    Every now and then, the current ultimate ballhead is overtaken by another one, better design, better material and so forth and somehow higher price and many photogs fall for it.

    For me, the ultimate is a simple video head with fluid movement - just a simple pan and tilt head will do and it cost me just a tad over $100/-. Fabulous for wild life and actions/sports.

    Just my 10cents worth of view. 2 cents are hardly used these days.
    After spending thousands upon thousands on bodies and lenses. I find your advice is terrible. Do you advice using one of those $40 'ultimate tripods' as well? They are cheap and light. Disposable too. Beat that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernardsia
    After spending thousands upon thousands on bodies and lenses. I find your advice is terrible. Do you advice using one of those $40 'ultimate tripods' as well? They are cheap and light. Disposable too. Beat that.
    din u know?... it supports automatic downward or backward tilting service as well... over the time... better than anything you ever see on the movies...

    anyway i still contemplating... 20D, Dynax 7D or the now cheaper D70... den will i think of a better head...
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    By the way how much is a Markins M-10??

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    $545.

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
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    Wow

    Guess I'll need to save up for a while and skip the 70-200 f2.8 lens to get this baby, plus a better and heavy tripod . Mean time doing a lot of exercises to keep up with the added-on weight

    I'm still using a Slik Sprint Pro GM

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