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B1ue Feb 27, 2006 2:59 PM

Just got my first ballhead and have a couple of questions. When using in portrait position, the camera tilts more than 90 degrees down. Also, weight and gravity always makes the camera slip and shift on the threads in portrait position. Is this normal? Thanks!

eric s Feb 27, 2006 3:34 PM

Which ballhead did you get? That would help a lot in giving you some answers.

I have an Arca Swiss ball head (I got it used) and it doesn't have these problems.


B1ue Feb 27, 2006 3:52 PM

I bought a Giotto MH 1003 which I have tested on a couple of different 'pods. Small and relatively light, but maybe the machining isn't as precision as it should be?

eric s Feb 27, 2006 10:00 PM

On the surface that doesn't look like a bad ballhead, but I've never used it.
Its only rated for 8.8lb. What are you mounting on it (Camera, lens, flash... in other words, are you going beyond the suggested weight limit)?

It might not be "machining isn't as precision as it should be" (as you put it so well.) Which would be sad, but possible.


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