Out of stock. The very act of taking your hand away from the grip locks the head into position, which eliminates the extra step of having to tighten a knob or lever before being ready to shoot. You have immediate access to half of a sphere in which to position your camera. The tension of the ball can be adjusted to accommodate the load weight. It is not for continuous tracking of moving subjects, because you must always grip the lever to release the ball and thus your hand would tire after prolonged use.
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Anyone out there have this head? Mine has been getting less and less able to hold without slipping even with the on at times, especially when it is cold. Put the 1D and the Bigma on and it's like skating on ice when the lever is released, in spite of tightening the adjustment ring.
I fantasize that there is some kind of antislip stuff out there?? Anyone with this head know of something which will help counter the slip and step up the friction????? Yes, mine does this as well. A lot of good my macro triopd extension is when the ballhead can't hold the wait of the camera. It flops down like a wet noodle. I still like it for basic landscapes, but anything unconventional has become inmpossible, and I'm probably soon in the market for anther head.
It's upsetting because there is really no reason why this should happen. We should be able to tighten a screw against the ballhead to lock it in place. I don't get it. Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase. Harris Our existence is determined by the truths we tell. Why simply live and let live? Live and help live. A royal pain in the neck, misery loves company! I clean my ball head with lighter fluid and it works fine now.
This was recommended by a Bogen rep. I don't have a though I was considering it , but I'd say Ron C's comment re cleaning comes closest to a likely workaround. Lighter fluid white spirit or dry cleaning fluid perchloroethane should be about right. There's an excellent product I'm aware of for preventing belt slippage, but I can't think of anything that would work smoothly but positively for a ball head. In the end I suppose the overall irritation factor will come from how often you have to clean it, and how much permanent degradatioin is happening, besides, through burnishing of the ball and clamp.
If you're looking for a close alternative, though, then the new RC2 grip-action head might be worth investigating. I've only seen illustrations of it, but it strikes me as a vastly better design than the for several reasons. In the matter of possible slippage, what's significant is the considerably reduced ball-to-mounting plate distance, resulting in a much smaller moment of rotation imposed at the ball by the camera. It may be that their materials science has improved as well since the Getting right away from this type of head, I've been finding the Compact previously called Junior Geared Head a delight to use.
It's slower than a ball, but the precision you get more than makes up for it. Not a choice for weddings, but definitely the go for macros and long tele shots where quick, perfectly accurate framing is important. It has a worm drive mechanism on each axis, and you can disengage the worm against a spring for rapid, coarse adjustment.
The main limitation of this is in elevation. If you want to shoot almost vertically upwards for tree trunks, architecture, etc. And that's a PITA since you need to demount it, loosen the screw and spin it round on the QR plate itself which kind of defeats the whole purpose of QR. A stupid choice of QR mount that Manfrotto made: they should have used one that allows you to drop the camera in facing rearwards.
I use a hexagonal QR system piggybacked on the 's supplied plate. If the small rectangular one is reversible as well not sure , then that would be ideal for the Sony F series ZipperZ first mentioned this a while back.
The other annoyance with the is that the camera hangs a long way off centre in portait mode. Not a real issue if you have a rotating tele lens collar. There's similar model called the Pro Geared Head that looks as if things are much better centred over the column, but it's twice the weight of the and even more expensive. This gear is highly personal of course, but if you can get a hands-on look at these alternative heads I'd recommend doing so.
Shay Stephens wrote: Works fine, lasts long time. Cleaning the ball part really works if you are patient. I place the fluid on a piece of lint free fabric and rub the ball over a small area, Then repeat over the complete thing. Don't use WD or anything like that as it will oil it up. Great stuff.
I will try cleaning it. I had already begun investigating B and H for alternatives. Had found most of the ones you all mentioned.
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Video features have become an important factor to many photographers when choosing a new camera. Read on to find out which cameras we think are best for the videophile. Submit a News Tip! Reading mode: Light Dark. Login Register. Best cameras and lenses. All forums Sony Cyber-shot Talk Change forum. Started Dec 26, Discussions. Forum Threaded view. Dec 26, Fremiet -- Looking is a gift, but seeing is a power. Hi John, Yes, mine does this as well.
But, I'm glad to hear I'm not alone in my pain. Jim Fremiet wrote: Anyone out there have this head? Jim Fuglestad Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase. In reply to Shutter. Hi Jim: A royal pain in the neck, misery loves company! Happy Holidays also to you and your family. John Shutter. Looking is a gift, but seeing is a power. Ronald E. Chambers's gear list: Ronald E.
Chambers's gear list. Pentax smc FA 50mm F1. Hi John -- I don't have a though I was considering it , but I'd say Ron C's comment re cleaning comes closest to a likely workaround.
Good luck! Mike Fremiet wrote: Anyone out there have this head? Fremiet Works fine, lasts long time Fremiet wrote: Anyone out there have this head? Andy Williams's gear list: Andy Williams's gear list.
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Anyone out there have this head? Mine has been getting less and less able to hold without slipping even with the on at times, especially when it is cold. Put the 1D and the Bigma on and it's like skating on ice when the lever is released, in spite of tightening the adjustment ring. I fantasize that there is some kind of antislip stuff out there?? Anyone with this head know of something which will help counter the slip and step up the friction????? Yes, mine does this as well.
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Yep that screw is the key. I found out about it on a forum and I was glad I didn't have to tear it apart or replace it. Seems odd that there are two different places to adjust the tightness of the mechanism the screw in question as well as the the thumbwheel. You are the man! Thanks very much for taking the time to post this clear, articulate description of how to fix this.
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The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. See details for additional description. Very easy to use. Allows you to locate the object with a camera or spotting scope easily. Durable and of a high quality. Makes a great ball head for a spotting scope if weight is not too much of an issue.