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Ball heads vs. Pan/tilt- advice?
« on: January 30, 2013, 07:16:49 PM »
Not sure if this is the best area of the forum to put this topic under, but oh well here goes.

I will be going to the Gand Tetons and Yellowstone later this summer, and I am looking to upgrade my tripod. I have (almost) set my mind on the Manfrotto 190xprob. However, I need a head. When researching, I found some people saying that ball heads were best for landscape photography, while others said that with ball heads, its nearly impossible to keep the horizon level without a hotshoe bubble level, so pan/tilt heads were ideal. Advice?
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Re: Ball heads vs. Pan/tilt- advice?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 07:08:53 AM »
I could see a hotshoe bubble level coming in handy whichever head you buy.
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