All entries for Tuesday 17 February 2009
February 17, 2009
Gitzo Ball Heads for Photography
Having chosen a Gitzo carbon fibre tripod the next step was to choose a suitable head for it. This was no easy task as Gitzo do a large range of ball heads ranging from around £30 to well over £200. I made a basic mistake when choosing and didn't check out the weight of the heads. Seduced by a spcial offer I ordered the head below which turned out to be not far short of a kilo in weight. As I had ordered a carbon fibre tripod in order to reduce weight this meant a rethink.
The Gitzo G1377M weighs in at nearly a kilo
I decided to go for a G1077M which is far more portable and claims some good anti-vibration features.