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 Post subject: Help/advice please.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:51 pm 
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Couple of questions.

1; Just wondered if anyone has experience with Giotto tripods? I can't afford anything better, but don't want to waste money if they're not up to the job.
The aluminium MTL9361B seems to fit my needs.

2; Also having never used a ball-head, (I don't know whether they're strong enough to attach & hold a field-scope or camera & larger zoom lenses without slipping/tilting) Are they as strong/hard wearing as a 3-way?

Would the (15kg) MH1300-652 be fine, or is it better to stick with a 3-Way Head, like the MH5001 ?

Thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:49 pm 
1. I have a giottos tripod, it works fine.

2. I have the mh5001 and some piece of metal came out of it, other then that it seems fine.


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Thanks Eagle.

Can anyone answer whether the ball-head should be stable with heavier kit, as long as it's within the weight bearing capacity?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:48 pm 
a ball head should be fine as long as you don't exceed it's weight limit. I prefer a ball head to a 3-way head.


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