Summary: This is an exceptionally well made and thought out head. Small but important points (as mentioned by other reviewers) as the addition of steel retaining cables to avoid you dropping/losing important locking screws. Very good range of adjustments eTc.This head calls for the use of a heavy tripod such as the Manfrotto 161 to avoid slight variations when rotating and avoiding stitching problems later.I would definitely recommend using the additional Manfrotto 338 levelling...
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
Summary: ProsItís built like a tank with excellent attention to detail.It has all the useful measurements marked on it allowing for the re-setting of the nodal point with ease, once calibrated correctly.Important (and otherwise easy to lose screws!) are attached via wire grips to the head itself.Inclusion of the 300N panoramic head at the base allows for the interval angle between shots to be easily and rapidly changed!
Summary: After the initial headscratching when trying to work out which way to set it up on the tripod and aligning the lens, this tripod head works exceptionally well.It is sturdy and well made and will stand the test of time, I'm sure.Defining the nodal point is a little challenging to begin with - but if your organised and make notes on your lens position settings then future sets ups can be achieved with relative ease.
Pros: sturdy ( if used with a suitable tripod), Well constructed