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Old 22-04-2009, 04:04 PM
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Cheap ball-joint for widefield DSLR work

Does anyone know where I could pick up a basic ball-joint for my 450D to help with framing widefield shots? Top needs to connect to the camera, bottom thread doesn't have to be anything special.

1Ponders had mentioned Australian Geographic, but I've had no success. I see a decent manfrotto one costs >$200!?
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Old 22-04-2009, 04:20 PM
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Check out these ebay stores Rob.
DSLR Baby
Link Delight
I'm pretty sure I've seen one at a reasonable price.
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Old 22-04-2009, 06:19 PM
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Ditto what JJJ said, Link delight is good, I bought a Benro Ball head (KJ0) from them, excellent quality, more sturdy than the Manfrotto equivalent and has panning facility as well. For a pic and description see this thread. The KJ-0 ballhead is light years ahead of the equivalent size Manfrotto.
They don't seem to have a listing for that head ATM, but this ebay store has the KS Benro (the replacement model for the KJ). The panning facility is a must (which is also marked in degrees), if you're looking at swinging some heavy lenses you may like to go a bit heavier with the KS-1

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Giottos MH1004 Ball Head $28.50

http://www.camerafarm.com.au/p/89486...os/default.asp
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Not much of a load rating on the Giottos items but they're certainly cheap.
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Thanks all - plenty of thoughts there. Appreciate your help.
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