Which head for wildlife landscape pics?

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  1. Fishboy

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    Just wondering what people use, and their experiences with either pan and tilt/ball etc?

    Hopefully you guys can help me make up my mind, i'm stearing towards a ball head right now, do i really need a pan and tilt?

    Info info would be great, Thanks in advance!:mrgreen:


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    I have used many 'less expensive' pan n tilts, but now with a good manfrotto tripod I use a ballhead exclusively, 488RC2.
    Panning is separate control and works smoothly, with degrees marked on a collar for those detailed shots where accuracy necessary; tilt with ball a little tight so it is a gentle smooth movement.
    Flowers, landscape, building construction photos...
    Have not once wished for anything else, or for features the 488 didn't have.
    I keep the quick release plate on the camera, about 1/3 of my shooting is on tripod
    Distinctly satisfied with the 488 ballhead.
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to post mtfd635, that was more help than you know:thumbup:

    Cheers man,


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