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|Monday 30th May 2016, 21:30||#1|
Join Date: May 2012
Anyone used a Sirui K-40X Ball Head?
I am looking at using the Sirui K-40X Ball Head in place of my Lensmaster gimbal (on my Sirui R-5214) for my AF-S Nikkor 600 mm f4 ED G VR lens.
I was wondering if anyone here has used the Sirui K-40X Ball Head and what they have to say about it.
I know the Sirui K-40X Ball Head is more ideal used with a monopod and I am considering getting the Sirui P-424 Carbon Fiber Monopod (when I can), but to begin with the idea is to use it with my existing Sirui R-5214 CF tripod.
|Monday 30th May 2016, 23:01||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South Wales UK
I also have the Sirui K40X and whilst it will support your 600 F4 quite well I would not recommend it for that job.I used to have the Canon 600 F4 L IS (now the 800 F5.6 L IS) and the K40X will cope with these lenses but, to me, it is the wrong tool for the job.If you don't get the friction setting just right there is a real danger of the lens tipping - possibly with expensive/painful results. Even if you do set it right movement will be very restricted and slow with simply no chance of capturing moving subjects. Also I wouldn't use a K40X, or any other ball head on a mono pod - much better to attach the mono pod directly or via an Arca style clamp.
What is it that you don't like about the Lensmaster? Is it the whole idea of a gimbal head or is there specific problem?
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