Summary: this is my second joystick type head and I find them almost perfect for wildlife photography. However the squeeze handle does require a lot of pressure. Personally I solved this problem by using a cable tie which I can slide up the handle making it a completely one handed head. Also having the handle to the left gives a greater control and range of movement. I have listed it as heavy...
Summary: If you use this in your left hand to pan (e.g. Birds in flight or any moving subject.) then the "Trigger" mechanism is on the "wrong" side and you have to push with your palm rather than squeeze with your fingers. This makes it more akward. My wife used this Ball head and finds that she does not have the strength to use it for extended periods!
Summary: It took me a few days to decide which head to buy and I am really glad I went for this one. This head is so easy to adjust, just grip, move to position and let go.. It`s that easy ! I could never go back to a standard head again. It can easily take the weight of my Canon 7d and Canon 70-200 L series lends.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
Summary: I've been using this product to shoot school portraits this week. It's much easier to use than my standard three bolt tripod head. It's lightweight, takes up less space in the boot of my car and takes a fraction of a second to adjust when shooting fast.
Summary: I bought the joystick head to replace my old 3 way Manfrotto unit to be used with a number of varying length lenses, ranging from large telephoto to macro.As with all the Manfrotto kit, I ma very pleased with the build quality and usability. I would strongly recommend this for anyone looking for a easy to use, flexible yet sturdy solution.
Pros: Compact, Easily Adjusted, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
Summary: It is easy to use but the locking mechanism does not always work first time so you have to check that the camera is secure. It can cope with most positions and angles. I have found it a godsend.
Summary: From new I found the spring on the hand grip had to much tension therefore it was jerky in movement, you have to pull the grip right in to avoid the jerky movement,I am hoping with use it will get easier or I will get a little stronger, but never the less its a good product and I most certainly would recommend it to a friend
Pros: Compact, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight
Summary: This must be the most simple and effective head i have ever owned! Well worth the money. Literally seconds to get where you want it. The only downside is sometimes you need to rotate one of the joints to get it to point lower as this axis can often move to the back when using daily if that makes sense, not really and issue though! Very firm hold and grip can be adjusted depending on the strength of your hands.
Pros: adjustable tension of hand grip, Good Quality, Quick Release, Very easy to adjust