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really right stuff ultra light bullhead
« on: November 14, 2013, 08:56:45 PM »

I'm looking at getting one of these tiny guys for a set of very small portable tripod legs i got
just wondering if anyone has one? and thoughts on how well it works? load capacity etc
biggest rig that it will take will be a 5D with L bracket and 16-35 or maybe a 135L
possibly might use a 70-200 on it but not planning to regularly

also looking at the slightly larger BH30 as it has pano ability where as the 25 doesn't

also i don't use any lever clamp style head at the moment, all mine are screw knob type is the lever clamp style better / worth the extra cash?
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Re: really right stuff ultra light bullhead
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2013, 09:55:11 PM »
really right stuff ultra light bullhead

Watch out for the horns!!   ;)

I have the BH-30 LR, works great.  Will hold my 600 II, although I don't use it for that. I do routinely use it with a big white zoom (70-200/2.8, 28-300, 100-400) and 1D X, does great.

I like the lever clamps, fast and secure.
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Re: really right stuff ultra light bullhead
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013, 12:47:13 AM »
I have a BH-25. Works great (as all RRS products)
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Re: really right stuff ultra light bullhead
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2013, 03:13:47 AM »
I bought the Gitzo GK1580TQR5, including the totally useless Gitzo ballhead. That was the most compact (usable) tripod I could find for travel. I later (threw away the Gitzo head and) added the RRS BH-30 ballhead. I did not go for the smallest head, because I wanted a panning function. Very often when I travel I do multiple shots for stiching. That is close to impossible to do properly, unless your head have a pan function. If you don't need that, I'm sure you'll be happy with the BH-25.

Some say that the BH-30 is to big fot that tiny tripod, but that is not correct. The only issue being that one of the legs is less than 1cm off its optimal position when folded. I highly recommend this combination, provided you don't load it with anything bigger than the 70-200 f2.8L IS II.
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