Pixalo Photography Community

Go Back   Pixalo Photography Community > Photography Forums > Cameras, Lenses and Accessories

Cameras, Lenses and Accessories: Discuss Ball Head with monopod?...Just wondering if anyone uses a ball head with a monopod, particularly for sports, and if so do you find ...
Welcome to the Pixalo Photography Community. As a Guest you are free to browse the site, but see what extras you get as a Member here.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 21-03-2006, 11:42   #1 (permalink)
dod
Feet under the table
 
dod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Nairn
Posts: 1,907
dod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura about

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Ball Head with monopod?

Just wondering if anyone uses a ball head with a monopod, particularly for sports, and if so do you find it beneficial?
dod is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 21-03-2006, 12:54   #2 (permalink)
Been here a while
 
noah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: cardiff and bristol
Posts: 414
noah is on a distinguished roadnoah is on a distinguished roadnoah is on a distinguished road

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
i have done in the past, but only because i saw someone else do it!

i found it occasionally useful, but not very often. on the other side it certainly wasnt a hinderance and seeing as my 486rc2 head fits my mono and tripods it's no extra expense.
noah is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2006, 10:04   #3 (permalink)
Been here a while
 
noah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: cardiff and bristol
Posts: 414
noah is on a distinguished roadnoah is on a distinguished roadnoah is on a distinguished road

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
infact after thinking about this for a while it is usefull as i can then use a QR plate on it which is much more convenient
noah is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2006, 12:05   #4 (permalink)
Been here a while
 
mrgubby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Hertfordshire
Posts: 328
mrgubby is on a distinguished roadmrgubby is on a distinguished road

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Could never see the point of a ball-head on a monopod , I use a mono with a QR plate for Motorsport (panning) and it gives pretty good results (IMO )
mrgubby is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2006, 15:33   #5 (permalink)
Getting Comfy
 
Keltic Ice Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: The debatable lands of Cumbria
Posts: 178
Keltic Ice Man is on a distinguished roadKeltic Ice Man is on a distinguished road

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Ok as the newbie here - Whats a ball head? and why should I persuade her that must be obeyed that I need one for christmas?

Allan
Keltic Ice Man is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2006, 15:43   #6 (permalink)
dod
Feet under the table
 
dod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Nairn
Posts: 1,907
dod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura about

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrgubby
Could never see the point of a ball-head on a monopod ,
Reason I am thinking about it is that in motocross you're not obly going side to side but up and down as well. Monopod on it's own doesn't give you the vertical movement.

Having said that, there's so much movement I'm not sure a monopod would be that much of a help anyway, I think I've already talked myself out of it
dod is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2006, 15:45   #7 (permalink)
dod
Feet under the table
 
dod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Nairn
Posts: 1,907
dod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura aboutdod has a spectacular aura about

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keltic Ice Man
Ok as the newbie here - Whats a ball head? and why should I persuade her that must be obeyed that I need one for christmas?

Allan
A ball head is just what it says really, think of it like a ball and socket joint which you can tighten with a screw into any position. Nice and quick to work with but probably not so precise as some of the three way heads where you control movement in each plane individually
dod is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2006, 17:43   #8 (permalink)
Getting Comfy
 
Keltic Ice Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: The debatable lands of Cumbria
Posts: 178
Keltic Ice Man is on a distinguished roadKeltic Ice Man is on a distinguished road

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Hi Dod

Thanks for the info. Does it fit onto any tripod / monopod? Does it just fit on the screw that you would usually put the camera on?

Thanks

Allan
Keltic Ice Man is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tripod Ball Head - 1 or 3 knob control ? Dave Cameras, Lenses and Accessories 3 04-08-2007 10:59
Gitzo Ball Head Chez Photography Classified Adverts 0 31-03-2006 17:37
Slik 2100AF Pistol grip ball head dod Photography Classified Adverts 2 19-01-2006 16:37
Tri/monopod etc milou Cameras, Lenses and Accessories 5 01-07-2005 18:04
tripod + ball head seberri Cameras, Lenses and Accessories 6 22-04-2005 21:07


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 14:47.


vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ReviewPost & PhotoPost vB3 Enhanced, Copyright 2003-2014 All Enthusiast, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.0
Copyright 2006 - 2017 Pixalo.com

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196