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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    Quote Originally Posted by tgtaylor View Post
    I imagine Stephen Speilberg uses them for his movies when he needs to pan.

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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    Quote Originally Posted by tgtaylor View Post
    Per specs the weight of the head is 67.5 lb / 30.62 kg !!!

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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Per specs the weight of the head is 67.5 lb / 30.62 kg !!!
    Thatís insane lol!

    Im also shocked that some configurations of the arca Swiss cube cost more than this beast!!

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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    Proaim states the Geared Head is about 16.5 kg (about 37 lbs). The 67.5 lbs weight is for the head and the case and all the included packaging. https://www.proaim.com/products/proa...on-geared-head

    Answered by Eric STAFF on Jul 2, 2020

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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    Quote Originally Posted by tgtaylor View Post
    Paraphrasing my favorite line from an otherwise forgettable movie, "Crocodile Dundee"...

    "You call that a tripod head? That's not a tripod head. This is a tripod head." https://www.amazon.com/OConnor-Ultim.../dp/B072LSLB1S

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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    I have a far better micrometer driven geared head made from a forged bronze housing. I got it free, military surplus. It was originally made for calibrating heavy artillery sights on WWII battleships, so had to be engineered extremely solid and shock-proof. I use if for my yaw-free control on my big 14 ft tall 8x10 additive color enlarger. The cost of making something like that today would be ridiculous. I haven't bothered to weigh it.

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    Re: Ball or Pan-tilt head for 8x10?

    Not so sure "adequate" is enough for an 8x10 ;-)

    I am not personally a fan of ballheads for LF cameras. Just me perhaps. I do prefer a geared head and have used a Majestic tripod and gearhead since the early 70's whenever I can for 5x7 and 8x10 work. For longer hikes I do take a Tiltall tripod and shoot 4x5 instead though.

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