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#1 Scubysnaps

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 07:31 AM

Hi,
I've Recently been using a joby Ball head but even after a thorough rinse it fell apart somehow.

So I am now after a new one, any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I use it for my housing as well as a strobe.
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 08:45 AM

Hi,
I've Recently been using a joby Ball head but even after a thorough rinse it fell apart somehow.

So I am now after a new one, any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I use it for my housing as well as a strobe.

I have been using the BallheadX for a while underwater with no problems. The original Joby ballhead (not the x version) lasted for maybe two dives.
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 01:33 PM

thanks Bill, seems thats the way to go then, cheers :)
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 10:37 PM

If its mounted in a vertical position to shoot in potrait mode, can the ball head hold the weight ??

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 04:49 PM

If its mounted in a vertical position to shoot in potrait mode, can the ball head hold the weight ??

It certainly can hold a 7D in a Nauticam housing but if I had two ginormous strobes (like YS 250) then I am not sure.
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