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Old Aug 17, 2006, 10:52 AM   #4
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Slick has a couple pistol grips:
Slik AF2100
Slik AF-1100E

And Manfrotto has a side grip:
Bogen / Manfrotto 322RC2

And an interesting joystick like design:
Bogen / Manfrotto 3265

But most of the above have load bearing capacities comparable to ballheads in the $40 range. So you are sacrificing a bit of stability for the convenience. And it does matter how heavy your setup is. These are probably fine for lighter weight gear, but I don't think you see them on the heavier duty more professional equipment.

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