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I bought a new ball head for my tripod and it’s hands-down the smoothest operating, most solid camera support I’ve ever used. It’s the Kirk Enterprises BH-3 ball head and though it wasn’t cheap, I’m glad I spent the bucks for it.

BH-3 ball head

According to Kirk Enterprises: “it’s made of 6061-T aircraft aluminum including the solid, captive-design knobs, and the internal metal parts are stainless steel and brass. The ballcup is a self-lubricating Delrin composite, and the tripod socket accepts 3/8-inch thread. This could be the last compact ball head you ever need to buy!”

I used it atop a Gitzo monopod for a weekend of shooting the LPGA and I’ve gotta admit it’s solid, lightweight and a joy to use. Next on my shopping list, some quality legs to go under it! Ta-ta for now….

 

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