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12-10-12, 09:53 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
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Sorry, but it's still my opinion that ball heads are the least useful for landscape photography, and I've used all types of heads except the pistol grip version of ball heads. I also photograph landscapes and architecture almost to the exclusion of all else, so it's not purely prejudice - it's my experience. If jet_kit meant that they were the only practical option full stop for landscapes, then it's contrary to my experience; if he meant that they were the only way of gaining complete control over the directions, then he's in error. But make your own mind up. I gave one ball head away, and only kept another because it's small and light - I'd never use it unless I had no choice. I have practical reasons for my comments, but if you don't work in the same way as me, you can ignore my opinion. I just need complete, precise control.
The clue in my post is, "I think ..." You don't agree, but that's your prerogative. I've only been doing this for just over half a century, so what do I know. I took my lead from Ansul Adams, Minor White et al.
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