Summary: Superbly made ball head which impresses immediately with its smoothness and precision. This strong enough to take a 5" x 4" and yet light enough to carry everywhere.I still can't quite believe that I paid this much for for a ball and socket head - then I use it again, and am instantly impressed by the sheer speed and precision of use, the superb engineering, and the premium quality materials.Value for money?
Summary: Have used this head for some time, and find it very stable with my long lens on the Nikon D300. What I find very good is that the camera alignment does not move when locking the head unlike so many others that I have used. The only area of dislike is the finish of the locking wheel,it's sharp knurling to my hands at least and begin to grate with repeated use, but that said, it still the best head that I have owned