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Old 2nd May 2010
mike_j
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Re: Ball Head

Since no-one has replied I'll try to help but I don't know the specific head you mention. Giotto is a reputable manufacturer and it is unlikely that the ball head is useless, I suspect the reviewer had two highly subjective levels - useless and awesome.

In my experience ballheads generally are not that great to use as they require the camera to be held and aligned in one hand while operating the ballhead lock. Undo the lock accidentally when the camera is not supported and it flops in an untidy heap.

Sometime ago I bought one of these at a camerafair for about 40 and can thoroughly recommend it for a reasonably small camera/lens combination (E510 with 50-200mm was OK). I wouldn't willingly go back to a simple ballhead of any make.
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Tristar-Pisto...-/310174920714

Other manufacturers make similar devices which, I am sure, are at least as effective.
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