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The Impressive Feisol Carbon Fibre Ball-Head

I had done a review of the Feisol Carbon Fiber Tripod and the The FEISOL CB-50DC Carbon fiber Ball-Head a while back  Click here for the review. This lightweight ball-head continues to impress me. It is a light yet very well constructed Arca Swiss compatible ball head designed for general purpose use.




My unit is now mounted on my Dynamic Precession cart atop the 6 foot rail and performs really well. As most of these rails are belt and stepper motor driven it is best to keep the overall weight as low as possible. Here is where this head is perfect.

The Feisol Ball-Head supporting a Canon 7D with a Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar lens on a Dynamic Precision Stage Zero Dolly and Rail

The carbon fibre construction is impressive. The locking mechanism is based on dual calipers. One dual caliper is used to lock the ball while the other is used to lock the base plate. Each caliper is operated by a rotating knob. A third flatter knob is used to maintain tension on the ball preventing any accidental flopping of mounted equipment.

Hunts Photo is conducting a one week “shiv verma | photography” special for all Feisol Products.  Discounts and free shipping  are available through April 14, 2013.

 

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Review of the Feisol Carbon Fiber Tripod and Ball-Head

I was provided a Feisol Carbon Fiber Tripod and a Carbon Fiber Tripod to do a review.  The review may be read/downloaded by clicking on the link: Feisol Review

I highly recommend both products.

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Feisol Carbon Fiber Tripods, Ballheads and accessories

I have been following the Feisol product line for some time now and have been very impressed with their products.  Their carbon fiber tripods and carbon fiber (yes carbon fiber) ballheads are well constructed, strong and will withstand the most adverse conditions.  I have finished a review of their Tournament Tripod Model CT-3442, a light folding 4 section tripod and their Arca Swiss compatible Carbon Fiber Ball-head Model CB50DC and will be posting this tomorrow.

I will happily recommend these products to any photographer longing to buy a good tripod, upgrade their existing tripod or head or just get another one.

I feel strongly enough to endorse their products and have become a Feisol affiliate.  There is a permanent affiliate link on my “Products and Discounts” page.

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Finally a universal camera plate that fits Arca-Swiss and Manfrotto Heads

Custom SLR a Kick Start funded company has released the M-Plate which is a universal camera tripod plate system that will work with either Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-Swiss mounting systems.  it also include multiple attachment points for accessories. Priced at $75 it is made in USA.

Note – this will not replace an “L” bracket

Click here for more details on the Custom SLR web site.

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