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Question about ballheads and leveling?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wgilles, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. wgilles

    wgilles

    Apr 25, 2008
    NJ
    I'm thinking about getting the Bogen 486RC2 ballhead, but I have a question about them. Is there a bulls eye level on the ballhead somewhere or is there a way to know its level or should I get a hot shoe level?
     
  2. I don't know about the Manfrotto however my RRS does have a bullsye level in it and my observations are that it can sometimes be hard to see due to being obscured by the body etc. Even when I can see it I may only want to level against the horizon while tilting up or down and a bullseye isn't well suited for that. There will definitely be a hot shoe level(s) in my future just for those reasons.
     
  3. Micky

    Micky

    190
    Feb 29, 2008
    Vermont
    No level on the 486RC2...

    I have one, and even if it did have a level, I wouldn't use it.

    A hot-shoe level is the ONLY way to go.
     
  4. Cleo68

    Cleo68

    Jul 7, 2008
    Bedford, MA
    Wow. Great question. I didn't even consider this while shopping for a tripod and I was looking at the ballheads.
     
  5. if you get a kirk clamp, that should have it, but i never used it.
     
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