Ball heads - Lock for transport or storage?


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twnll

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Just wanna check - should I loosen the ball lock or leave it tighten when not in use - ie in storage, transport, etc.. Please advise. TQ
 

Reportage

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if the ballhead is of good construction, doesnt really matter.
 

zac08

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Normally locked... so I can mount or unmount the quick release plate easily.
 

twnll

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Won't damage the ball if left locked I suppose. Thanks to all replies.
 

twnll

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How will it get damage in locked position from your imagination? :think:

Get flat spot in the ball
Mechanism get jam, cannot unlock
May crack if tripod dropped on the head

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pit

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How will it get damage in locked position from your imagination? :think:
Hahaha.. Don't be too smart to add sarcasm too early. It only makes yourself look stupid afterwards..
 

CokaCola

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Get flat spot in the ball
Mechanism get jam, cannot unlock
May crack if tripod dropped on the head

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In locked position does not meant that you have to lock it real tight like a vice clamp. But even before you create a flat spot on the ball, you would have broke the lever or the knob liao.
 

DeadEnd

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Hahaha.. Don't be too smart to add sarcasm too early. It only makes yourself look stupid afterwards..
Oh please enlighten me where did I look stupid if the TS were to purposely abuse the ballhead just to prove that the ballhead will be damage in locked position?

I posted the question because I am curious to know why they thought that it will be damage in locked position when they started this question. Nothing sacrastic in it.
 

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