Summary: I bought this ball head because of its small size and solid feeling construction. I'm using it on the manfrotto 790B monopod and together, it is a nice, affordable combo. Currently, I'm shooting with an Olympus e520 with the 18-180mm lens on it. Its not a light combo and the Induro ball head supports it nicely. The quick release is nice and smooth and the added level is a nice bonus. Movement is smooth and it locks super tight. No unwanted movement.