Sorry for the delay in replying. Did not have a chance to come to the forum to write the response.
Thanks for your reply and the link. I dont think I am affected though!
I wanted to use a sidekick as I have one that I once used with my 400mm DO lens (which was stolen BTW)
. I have used that with the monoball and never had any issues. Anyway, I an thinking to go for the gimbal head.
But I got intrigued by your response and looked at the leveling base which I have never used (or seen one). Sounded like a good idea as I did not want to unscrew heads everytime I needed to switch.
Might buy one. I understand I need two plates, one for my existing ball head and one for the future gimbal head. then I unscrew the ballhead from my tripod, put the leveling base there and using those plates, clamp the needed head to the base. Am I correct ?
Thanks for your time.
BTW, how would you rate the 200-400 on a scale of 1 to 10 ?