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blaydese:
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I search CR for "Pistol Grip Ball Head:
and only a handful of threads came up.  :-\

My questions are:

1) Do you own a Pistol Grip Ball Head; If so what
brand & Model / any experience, good bad, etc using one?

2) From the links below, any advice / alternatives? 

Vanguard GH-100 Pistol Grip Ball Head

Manfrotto 322RC2 Joystick Head Short

Manfrotto 324RC2 Joystick Head with Quick Release (Black)

Slik AF2100 Pistol Grip Head with Quick Release

Sunpak 620-PISTOLGRPQR Tripod, Ball Head

Thanks in advance !   :D

Peace!  8)

blaydese:
Really?  Not a single reply?

Awe crap  :P :-\

peace.  :-[

yablonsky:
I have a Bilora 1157 Professional.
It is very usefull for taking videos and cheap.
I can recommend that one.

realjo:

--- Quote from: yablonsky on January 28, 2013, 05:57:08 AM ---I have a Bilora 1157 Professional.

--- End quote ---

I'm also using this one and it is great for that price. I can recommend it, too.

pj1974:
Last year I bought a second hand Manfrotto #3265 (it also says #222 on the grip, and "Made in Italy").
Mine is a bit like the 322RC2, but the camera sits on top of the grip handle (rather than on the side of it).

I got it for a great price, and I used it a bit in person before I bought it (from Gumtree, the Australia free online selling / buying community).  So I was happy with that, as it works well and the price was much less than new. It sits on my tripod which I bought about 1.5 years before.

The main reason I wanted to get a ball-head was for macros and 'the quick release possibility'. It complements my existing 3-way Manfrotto head very well.

Hope you'll get a good outcome with your decision and purchase.

Paul

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