We know you shoot landscapes. And, you most likely shoot multiple image panoramas during your excursions. The results created by the ball head sitting on your tripod tend to be problematic when it’s time to stitch them together to create the panorama. Starting with the far-most left or right section of the scene and then continuing with subsequent exposures across the landscape results in cockeyed images that, when stitched cause you to lose a lot of your photo to cropping.
Why not try a fluid head for your tripod? They were developed for video but their features are an excellent fit for still photography. Contrary to common assumption, good fluid heads can be found for as little as $135.
Check out this video by photographer Hudson Henry about why you should get a fluid head; you’ll be surprised.
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