Pistol Grip vs Ballhead tripod head difference?

3 months 1 week ago #656868 by Toby J
Aside from the visual difference between a Pistol Grip and Ballhead tripod head, why would you want the pistol grip one?  I have a 'normal' tripod ballhead.  Or at least I think my Manfrotto is the norm. 

What's the deal with the pistol grip ones?  


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3 months 1 week ago #656910 by Phyllis Miller
It's all preference and what feels good in your hands. Personally I don't like the pistol grip heads. 


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3 months 1 week ago #656964 by Toby J

Phyllis Miller wrote: It's all preference and what feels good in your hands. Personally I don't like the pistol grip heads. 



Seems rather bulky if you want my 2 cents.  Thought that there might be more to it.  


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3 months 1 week ago #656985 by Randy Shaw
I had a pistol grip head, for 4 days a few years ago, and didn't like it at all.  Sent it back.  Just not me, didn't like the flow and handling of it.  


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3 months 1 week ago #657344 by Overread
Not a fan of the pistol grip heads.


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3 months 6 days ago #657675 by Roman Omell
Never been a fan of the pistol grip heads.  A friend had one, I tried and it while it feels like you have more control and feeling over the movement, it's just awkward to maneuver.  


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3 months 4 days ago #657939 by F Anderson
I'll stick to my Manfrotto plain Jane ball head. 


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