The Vanguard TBH-100 is a recent ball head from the TBH Series of Vanguard’s line-up. As with most Vanguard products that I have used, it is a rugged and heavy duty piece of gear. [click to continue…]
Induro has unveiled new low-profile, heavy-duty BHL Ballheads available in three different sizes. The significant spec of these heads is the massive load capacity. The BHL1 handles a max load of 44lbs. The BHL2 max load is 66lbs., while the BHL3 max load is 88lbs. [click to continue…]
The Induro BHS-Series Ballheads are a new breed of affordable tripod heads with QR plates and built-in bubble levels. The BHS0 supports 10.3 lbs. The BHS1 supports 12.8 lbs. And, the BHS2 supports up to 18.7 lbs.
The new ballheads range in price from $52 to $76 retail and are available from B&H Photo.
A little while back, I put a Canon 5D Mark II and a 70-200mm lens on a tiny little Gorillapod Magnetic – and it held the combo upside down using only magnets for grip. That was a little extreme for that little tripod though.
While Joby didn’t necessarily approve of that use (nor when I stuck my camera to a car), they must have felt sorry for me and my 5D Mark II because they sent me a heavy-duty Gorillapod Focus and Ballhead X to play with . . . and abuse a bit. [click to continue…]
Perhaps one of the funniest things I saw at PMA 2010, was Joby’s homegrown bike, which looks like it resulted from Lance Armstrong crashing into the Gorillapod factory. While Gorillapods are pretty sturdy for cameras, I don’t think we’ll see Lance pedaling this bike up the Col du Tourmalet in the Tour de France this year. Nonetheless, this is one cool bike. [click to continue…]