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What head do people use on their tripod?

Hi

I just bought a MAnfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head.

What do other people use? or did I buy the wrong thing.
I use it in conjuction with an Ipix rotator which I picked up off ebay.

Graeme
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Bogen 3265 ball head, joystick, with trigger.

what camera are u using?


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Currently

Nikon Coolpix4300
FC-E8
Ipix Rotator
Panoweaver Standard editio 3.01

Might upgrade if necessary. This is currently a hobby but who knows !

Graeme
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Jasper Engineering pano head and Bogen 3265 trigger ball head.

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  • One set up is as follows.
  • Agnos MrotatorA for Nikon FC-E9 Fisheye (6 preset stops) we use every second stop for 3 shot panorama and stitch with Panoweaver 3.01 Pro.
  • Manfrotto #222 Action Ball Trigger Grip for Quick Levelling.

Regards, Smooth


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Do you guys use ball heads rather than pan/tilt because of size and weight issues? Is it not the case that a pan/tilt head is easier to setup for panoranic shots, and helps to keep things nice and level during the shoot? Or is this not really an issue?

Agnos have told me that they have a new MrotatorT comming out for the end of the month that will accommodate my D70 with Nikkor 10.5mm. I need now to identify a head to use with it and a good tripod, which is why I ask the question about ball heads Vs pan/tilt.


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The MrotatorT would be best suited to sit on a Manfrotto #222 or #322RC2 there are other options like the Kaidan Quick tilt leveller but I personally would go for one of the Manfrotto units.

Both allow for fast levelling and will fit all tripod's with either 1/4" or 3/8" thread.

As for tripods you need a "stable" unit like a quality mid to top of range Manfrotto or Velbon I personally use a Velbon Sherpa and a Chinese brand that I have shown before on this forum. Look for a tripod that does not flex under load and will be stable in windy conditions. Feet are also important (Gearing) in not really needed as you should always have the centre column all the way down. (because these are the weak point for flex!)

Regards, Smooth