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Re: Support Needed - Please advise

Originally Posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post

As I'm just about to spend some hard earned on this setup, and was looking at "Ball" heads, what is it that has led you to this opinion. I am genuinely interested in user comments, as this is one of the few bits of kit I havn't used and would prefer to get the right thing for the job and really prefer to keep things simple.

Graham, the reason is that when you release a ball head, it has the potential to flop in any direction, which can be dangerous and requires more control of the camera. Now on a Monopod you don't really need this. Movement of the head in one plane only is really all that's needed, and the 234RC does this admirably, not to mention its cheaper than a ball head. Monopods come into there own when using long lenses, especially those with a collar mount enabling you to rotate the whole camera without moving the head.

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