Monday, December 27, 2010

Coming up: Opteka TS-1 joystick ballhead

As I was doing research on tripods, I learned more about the advantages of ballheads.  I was thinking of getting a ballhead, either the Induro SA-1 or the Benro BH00, but the cost kept creeping up for some unknown reason.  Meanwhile the cost of the Manfrotto 322RC2 joystick ballhead -- the ballhead that I really wanted -- was declining.  I was almost going to pull the trigger as it were on the 322RC2 but thought I would try the Opteka TS-1, which offered similar functionality at a fraction of the cost.  The Amazon reviews are encouraging, but I'm still skeptical.  I ordered it anyway -- I figure I can try to return it if it doesn't meet my needs.  I'll post a review when I get it in a few days.